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Baby on Board signs

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  • Anatidaephobia
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    I always thought that (initially) people used them in some misconceived idea that it would encourage other drivers to drive more safely near their car. But now they're definitely just a fashion accessory. I've seen quite a few cars with several of them with silly slogans all on the back window; all they're doing is giving the driver of that car a few extra blind spots!
  • Johnmcl7
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    edited 16 April 2015 at 12:47AM
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    I always thought that (initially) people used them in some misconceived idea that it would encourage other drivers to drive more safely near their car. But now they're definitely just a fashion accessory. I've seen quite a few cars with several of them with silly slogans all on the back window; all they're doing is giving the driver of that car a few extra blind spots!

    You're correct:

    http://www.snopes.com/horrors/parental/babysign.asp

    I find it strange that the suggestion was people should be more careful when seeing these signs rather than just being careful all the time. I prefer not to crash into other vehicles regardless of who the occupants are so I opt for the latter approach.

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  • Kynthia
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    I take it to mean that there's possibly a distracted driver on board and therefore keep a good stopping distance. Now that I have a baby I can really understand what a distraction they are.
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  • fizz
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    Kynthia wrote: »
    I take it to mean that there's possibly a distracted driver on board and therefore keep a good stopping distance. Now that I have a baby I can really understand what a distraction they are.

    Really? LMAO!

    No, they are a sign that the driver of the car can breed:T

    Yes, I have bred also, but have never put one of those signs in my car because-

    Emergency Services can spend precious time searching for the ' baby/princess/monster on board' who actually isn't!

    There are some very strange people around, and I never wanted to advertise the fact that I had a person in the car that these strange people would want!

    If you see a Golf in Central England in your rear view (assuming you look) and the driver is shaking her head, it's probably me:rotfl::rotfl:
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  • Kynthia
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    fizz wrote: »
    Really? LMAO!

    No, they are a sign that the driver of the car can breed:T

    Yes, I have bred also, but have never put one of those signs in my car because-

    Emergency Services can spend precious time searching for the ' baby/princess/monster on board' who actually isn't!

    There are some very strange people around, and I never wanted to advertise the fact that I had a person in the car that these strange people would want!

    If you see a Golf in Central England in your rear view (assuming you look) and the driver is shaking her head, it's probably me:rotfl::rotfl:


    To be honest, the massive car seats nowadays let everyone, including emergency services and strange people, know that there's a baby on board. :D So there's no reason to avoid them or to have them, they're more for decoration than anything else.
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  • marvin
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    More annoying the Little Princess on board signs
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  • VfM4meplse
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    lulu_92 wrote: »
    Why else have them? The stranger in the car behind you does not need to know you have a child, and I doubt they care. Cars with children in them are identifiable by the presence of car seats and the occasional sun shield on the window.
    Kynthia wrote: »
    To be honest, the massive car seats nowadays let everyone, including emergency services and strange people, know that there's a baby on board.
    I entirely disagree. I have a large vehicle, black level 0 car seat (newborn to 9 months) and rear tinted windows and there is no way it is visible from outside.
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  • C_Mababejive
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    I thought they were another symptom of the "I'm special" society.
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  • KathyBerry
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    I thought they where just so people drove carefully by your car.
  • lulu_92
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    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    I entirely disagree. I have a large vehicle, black level 0 car seat (newborn to 9 months) and rear tinted windows and there is no way it is visible from outside.

    Fair point, but it still doesn't make the signs have any actual use.
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