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Jun 12 / stcuser4

Distracted Driving-Driving with Kids in the Car

These days, most families are driving to get from one place to another for one or other reason. So, wherever they go they need to take their kids along with them in their vehicle. Driving with child passengers are so distracting that which can lead to poor driving performance. Poor driving performance in turn leads to accidents causing severe injuries or deaths. However, the people who are driving will have many thoughts in their minds about their business works, family matters etc. when driving. These things already distracts them while driving. If children too distract the driver safety to the persons who are inside of car as well as the pedestrians and vehicles who are around this car is compromised.

Below are some of helpful tips to avoid problems from the distracted driving with kids:

  • If you left your children in your house, then definitely they used to call you when you are in driving. Before you get in your car tell your children that you won’t lift the call until you stop at a certain place. Or else you turn off your mobile that you won’t be tempted to attempt the calls.
  • If you don’t want to switch off the mobile, then you install a hands free kit to answer the car more safely without need of hands.
  • Plan your route and preset your GPS device, climate control, and radio/CD player before leaving your home. Sometimes these tasks can become deadly distractions by using this distracted driving simulator.
  • When you are going on a trip along with your children make sure that you give a plenty of things like toys to play with, their favorite music to listen to, or video games. But ensure that they are securely restrained. And also make sure that these items should reach you to give them whenever necessary. So be prepared.
  • Whenever you are taking your children in your car make sure that you restrain them to follow some rules like how to behave in the car. And also make sure to know intentions of yours so that you won’t distract.
  • Whenever you are driving don’t look backside always to see your kids and keep your eyes forward because accidents can occur within seconds.
  • For every 2 hours of driving, give 15 minutes break to your children to relax because they feel unhealthy.
  • If your child is of teenager who is driving, then keep an eyes on him because they do messaging while driving. This is also one of the reason for accidents.

The above are some of the safety guidelines to keep your children in the car safely while driving.