Kids On Board – So What?

Posted: February 8, 2017 in Articles
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Today, I saw some things on a person’s car which really annoy me. Stick figures on the left and a “Kids on Board” sticker on the right.

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The stickers bother me because I don’t understand them. I don’t understand why people want to share the number of people in their family with outsiders, most of whom do not care about their family in any kind of personal way.

The Kids on Board sticker bothers me because I don’t understand what people are supposed to do with the information that “kids are on board”. People do not drive carefully so that you stay safe and so that your car remains undamaged. If a person drives carefully, it is so that they arrive at their destination unharmed and so that their cars are not damaged. If a person is a rude and reckless driver, cutting people off, speeding, tailgating, etc., I doubt if a car sticker suggesting safe driving around the special car with special people in it will encourage better behavior.

So, like I said, I don’t understand what we are supposed to do with the information that “kids are on board”. We aren’t going to drive any more carefully than we already are; it’s your job to keep your kids safe, not ours.

This sticker bothers us so much, that Dink & I already wrote about it years ago here.

If anyone understands why people put these stickers on their cars, please inform us.

Comments
  1. Libby says:

    The Kids on Board sticker is really to increase awareness, so hopefully someone who might tend towards recklessness will think twice before overtaking at that stupid point and so on. Does it work? Don’t know. But maybe when you have kids you’ll understand why people have them – not that I ever did when mine were small!

  2. I don’t know about those, but we have one around here that makes sense: I SLOW DOWN FOR PONIES. Many visitors to the New Forest don’t, with unpleasant consequences.

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