Dangers of baby on board signs

Last updated 07:05 28/10/2012
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BABY ON BOARD SIGNS: Pose their own dangers.

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''Baby on Board'' signs and stickers are being criticised in the UK as a distraction in their own right.

The problem is because they can obscure a driver's vision through the car's rear window.

There are calls for drivers to use the signs with discretion and a Department of Transport posting reads: ''Motorists need to ensure that their view is not obscured and that they have a clear view of the road around them at all times.''

The signs' original purpose was to encourage other motorists to drive carefully in the presence of a car carrying a child.

We think the sign should read: ''This car's driver has rear-view vision impared by baby on board sign.''

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