A new report reveals that “Baby on Board” stickers which were intended to encourage others to drive more safely may actually cause more accidents, according to Be Wiser Insurance News.
The problem seems to be that the stickers have become larger and used more as an accessory with approximately 15 percent of those with the sticker saying they have it for novelty rather than safety.
A study in the UK found that one in 20 crashes were caused by the stickers blocking vision. It is important that clutter is removed so that drivers can see without obstruction.
The stickers can also create confusion and chaos because parents oftentimes keep the stickers on the vehicles even when the child is not in the vehicle. In the event of a crash, crews may frantically search the vehicle for a child.