There is no worse driver on the road than a mother with a small child in the car. I’m sorry, but it’s true. If you’re looking for the driver who’s paying the least attention to the road, you’ll find her behind the wheel of the car with the ‘Baby on Board’ sign swinging in the back window.
As proficient as you might have been before children, it all goes out the window when you’ve got a human distraction screaming at you from the back seat.
After much scientific research*, I’ve put together this pie chart to show how the average mother’s time is spent when driving with a toddler in the car:
It’s what makes me think the Ford Kuga was designed with mothers in mind. This robot car will tell you when someone’s in your blind spot, it’ll tell you when you’re veering out of your lane and it’ll even park itself for you.
Rather than spend the next 2000 words trying to paint a picture of what it’s really like to drive around with a small person in the back seat, I spent a couple of days filming it. Just to give you a taste of how fun it really is…**
Is it like this for you too? Worse?
* Obviously this is all very tongue in cheek and you should always pay attention to the road, even when you have a child screaming their head off in the back. Safely pulling over to the side of the road is recommended if things are really getting out of control.
** Please also note, this video was mainly filmed on deserted suburban streets in my neighbourhood and this was the only frantic few minutes I could pull from a lot of very uneventful driving. The bulk of the footage was incredibly boring. And safe.
This post is part of the #FordThinking Sponsor Challenge for Kidspot. Ford Australia has kindly given me a brand new Ford Kuga Titanium to test drive for six weeks and I’m loving it!