We all have heard about the dangers of distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, etc., but do we ever stop to consider the dangers involved with driving with kids? Kids are loud, and messy. These two factors can cause distraction – a high-pitched squeal can divert a driver’s attention from the road. So can reaching to catch an airborne ketchup packet. If there are more than one kid in the vehicle, they are nearly guaranteed to start fighting – especially during long road trips. Refereeing while driving is hazardous.
But in all seriousness, children should be aware of their responsibilities when riding in a vehicle in order to help themselves, the driver and other passengers enjoy a safe ride. They should be aware that these responsibilities extend to all car rides, no matter who is at the wheel or how long or short the trip is.