Study reveals a surprising distraction for drivers that is 12 times worse than talking on a cell phone.
Online PR News – 23-April-2014 – Corpus Christ/Texas – The most dangerous person in your car could be the one watching Dora the Explorer.
In a study conducted by the Monash Injury Research Institute in Australia they found parents were 12 times more likely to be distracted by their children than by their cell phones.
The study was conducted with a dozen families with 92 trips taken by the participant families. Of the 92 trips, researchers found drivers were distracted on 90 of them which, an astonishing 97% of the time.
“parents should try and create an environment inside their vehicle where their children can get things for themselves while mom or dad concentrates on driving safely.”
After analyzing hours of video footage researchers found that during a 16 minute trip the average parent took their eyes off the road for about 3 minutes and 12 seconds, nearly 1/5th of the time that they were driving.
"So many parents are chauffeurs for their kids and are often distracted by their children while driving when they really should be concentrating on the road itself" says Daniel Hall a manufacturer of Backseat Nanny.
"That's why parents should try and create an environment inside their vehicle where their children can get things for themselves while mom or dad concentrates on driving safely.”
Daniel has also created a video on Youtube with other helpful tips on keeping your vehicle clean and organized so that parents can spend more time driving and less time being distracted.
As time goes on and more research becomes available both parents and researchers
will better understand how dangerous interacting too much with children in the car can be for both the child and the parent and better understand the necessary precautions.
If you'd like to get the Backseat Nanny for yourself you can find it on Amazon.
Daniel Hall is a best selling author, publisher and international speaker with degrees in Law and Nursing and is now entering manufacturing.