Children give their parents bad marks at the wheel

Children give their parents bad marks at the wheel

Children are like radars, or worse. So much so that the result of a survey reveals that six out of ten children affirm that their parents drive badly.

The survey, carried out by a well-known toy company, in collaboration with the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), to 636 children between 7 and 14 years old, concludes that, in the opinion of these children, parents drive very badly. Children recognize that they are afraid in the car, first because of the high speed and secondly because they already had a previous experience of an accident.

In addition to criticizing the way their parents drive, one in four children reveals that they do not use a seat belt or special chair when traveling by car, and that some have even sat in the front seat at some time. 13 percent have put their arm out the window, and 5 percent admit to having taken the wheel with the car in full gear. One in ten children who normally use the chair, travels loose on short trips, and for a simple forgetfulness, they stay that way if they hit the road.

Children also suspend their parents' attitudes on the wheel. One in three children assures that their parents get angry, that they insult other drivers with curse words, and that 22 percent drive abruptly, without respecting the minimum safety distances, or speed.

In this sense, fathers step on the accelerator more than mothers. They also reveal that parents do not always respect red lights, do not wear seat belts, and talk on the mobile phone frequently. The survey also reveals that most children are aware of the consequences and damages that can occur from not wearing a seat belt in the event of an accident. But it seems that to his parents that is still not so clear.

Vilma Medina. Editor of our site

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