I caught a lot of heat a year or so ago when I said I essentially ignore my kids in the car because they are too distracting. A new Australian study has concluded that having kids in the car is 12 times more distracting than talking on a cell phone. The researchers studied what they called "eyes-off-the-road time," and found that most parents shifted their attention to the kids for more than three minutes of the tested 16-minute road trips. Read the full article here:
One of the Worst Driving Distractions on the Road: Your Kids - ABC News
I seem to recall that a lot of you on that other debate admitted that your kids are a distraction when you're driving. Children are the third-most common cause of car accidents in America, right behind cell phones & intoxication. Will this new information prompt you to change your ways?