1 in 10 people have had a crash, or a near miss, because of how children behave in the car.
Parents are being warned of the serious dangers of checking on their children while behind the wheel of a car.
A new survey by the AA has found that 9% of parents admit to having a collision or a near miss while attempting to assist a child sitting behind them.
2% of those drivers surveyed revealed they were involved in multiple incidents because of children.
Drivers aged 36-45 are most likely to have been distracted by a child with nearly 13% being involved in at least one collision or near miss.
Women were found to be more likely to be involved in a dangerous incident but a higher level of accidents happened to men.
The AA is urging parents to take all precautions necessary when travelling with children as back to school season gets back underway.
Conor Faughnan of the AA spoke after the results of the survey were realeased.
“This is something that every single parent can relate to and it is desperately dangerous.”
“Driving takes total concentration but because the task is so familiar we tend to forget that. Kids can be very distracting for a driver so every family has to become used to proper car behaviour.
“We all know that is easier said than done but if you make it your habit from the very start then kids will be used to it.”Tags: