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Does a "Baby on Board" sign affect your driving?
More careful 18%  18%  [ 4 ]
Less careful 9%  9%  [ 2 ]
No change 73%  73%  [ 16 ]
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 Post subject: Re: "Baby On Board" sign
PostPosted: Sat 26 Dec , 2009 7:53 pm 
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I've been hit twice from behind by tailgaters. I think a 12 foot barbed pike protruding from the back of the car at driver height ought to be the answer to tailgaters.
I did read somewhere that someone had their dashboard altered so they could switch on their brake lights at will.
Good on a sharp bend!

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Dec , 2009 9:11 pm 
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LalaithUrwen wrote:
I have more patience with them than just some random old fart who can't drive.


So... where can I get a "Random Old Fart on Board" sign? :P

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Dec , 2009 9:13 pm 
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:LMAO: Now THAT would be a sign I'd pay attention to!

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Dec , 2009 4:15 pm 
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I find them annoying too. Even worse are the ones that state: "little dude on board" or "princess on board". Though I couldn't help but wonder if you'd get extra points for rear-ending the car proudly displaying that it carried twins.

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 Post subject: Re: "Baby On Board" sign
PostPosted: Sat 02 Jan , 2010 12:30 am 
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I'm with Maria--I view them as a warning, not a request for caution.

As to removing them when no child is in the car...I know of more than one house with a "child in this room" or "pets here" decal (mostly for fire departments, I understand) who no longer have either children or pets present. Yet the stickers live on, like college loans.

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 Post subject: Re: "Baby On Board" sign
PostPosted: Mon 04 Jan , 2010 6:36 pm 
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I can't remember the last time I saw one of those. I doubt they have any effect under ordinary circumstances, but I could see how they might deter acts of road rage.


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PostPosted: Mon 19 Nov , 2012 11:34 am 
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TheEllipticalDisillusion wrote:
The question is, does seeing a "Baby on Board" sign in a car window affect your driving?


I answered 'more careful' but not because they have a 'baby on board'. Usually they are shit drivers, so I try and avoid or get past them as much as possible.

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 Post subject: Re: "Baby On Board" sign
PostPosted: Mon 19 Nov , 2012 9:45 pm 
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Ha! How things change. :D Now I have a baby again, and this time I have a "Baby on board" sticker. Mostly because it was cute, and it's the last time I'll be able to carry such a sign. :D But I still don't notice them in other drivers, or let it affect my driving.

Tailgaters infuriate me almost as much as people who think indicators are optional, especially at roundabouts. Grrrr. :rage:

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 Post subject: Re: "Baby On Board" sign
PostPosted: Tue 20 Nov , 2012 9:57 am 
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Berhael wrote:
Tailgaters infuriate me almost as much as people who think indicators are optional, especially at roundabouts. Grrrr. :rage:

Yes I agree. I usually find the need to wash my windscreen when someone if tailgating me. It's kind of a figurative piss I guess. And yes, signalling at roundabouts is a common courtesy. Hate it when you sit to see what the non-signaller will do.

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