Baby on board driv­ing dan­ger

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DRIV­ERS with “Baby On Board” stick­ers in their car are more likely to have an ac­ci­dent, ac­cord­ing to new re­search.

The signs are meant to tell emer­gency ser­vices that chil­dren might be in the ve­hi­cle, in the event of a prang, and warn other driv­ers to be more care­ful.

But the Gov­ern­ment’s Depart­ment for Trans­port say they can help ob­scure a driver’s view.

Julie Townsend, from the char­ity Brake, added: “Baby on board signs can be­come a hin­drance if driv­ers dis­play them when kids aren’t in the ve­hi­cle.

“Worse still is the dan­ger that can be posed by driv­ers ob­scur­ing their view by clut­ter­ing up win­dows with lots of signs.”

The find­ings were based on a sur­vey by in­sur­ance com­par­i­son web­site

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