There are multitudes of distractions, which we encounter when we travel the streets of northeastern Pennsylvania by motor vehicle. Some of these distractions occur outside the vehicle, which are out of our control. However, many distractions originate from inside the vehicle and involve children. As a result, it is a seemingly never-ending challenge for parents to prevent their children from distracting them while driving, even though such distractions are within their control.
It’s one thing to turn off a cell phone while driving but you cannot turn off your children. Children talk, move, and direct your attention elsewhere while you drive. In research conducted by the AAA Foundation of Traffic Safety, more than seventy percent of parents turned around to look at children in the back seat during a 16-minute drive. This resulted in an average of 3 minutes and 22 seconds when the parent’s attention was not on the road ahead. This research also found that children were 12 times more distracting than cell phones and4 times more distracting than adults.
Here are some recommended tips for preventing children from distracting you while driving:
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