New mothers may be the most distracted drivers on the road, according to the results of a survey by Safe Kids Worldwide and American Baby.
This isn't hard to imagine. New moms are exhausted, they’re turning around to attend to the baby in the backseat, and 78% admit to using their phones to text or call while driving. Worse, nearly 10% of the women surveyed had been in a car crash with their new baby in the car. That’s much higher than the average.
The NHTSA and the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety offer a few tips to help new parents drive safely:
Watch this video from Parents for more safe driving tips for new parents: