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My H got rearended. Baby on board signs

My H got rear ended...the other persons fault.  She got out and tried to talk my H into not reporting, but he declined her offer.  She drove away. 

He was shocked at being rear ended because we have a baby on board sign in the car. Does it make you drive differently when you se that? 

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Re: My H got rearended. Baby on board signs

  • No. It was an accident. Not sure how having a baby on board sign is going to prevent someone from making a mistake. Sidenote: I haven't seen one of those in years.
  • Ha. I always assumed those signs were more of an AW than a caution. Kind of like a "My child is an honor student at..." bumper stickers.
  • Those signs have never made me drive any different.  Did your H get her license plate number or anything.  With a sign or not, accidents will happen.

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  • Honestly, no. I'm not driving with an aim to hit anyone to begin with--a sign on your window isn't going to change my driving style.

    Does your DH thik this women was targeting him or something?

  • Well I don't go around purposefully trying to find cars to rear end so I don't know how a baby on board sticker is going to impact me at all. I try to drive cautiously all the time despite if you have precious in the car. I would assume most people do this.

  • No, I don't drive differently if I see a baby on board sign.  Most people I see who have those signs in their car either 1) don't have a baby or carseat (even base) in the car or 2) are the ones driving recklessly.

    ETA- and accidents happen.  It's not like I aim to rear end someone.

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  • I roll my eyes at people with those signs.  People drive crazy and don't pay attention, it doesn't matter what you have on your rear window.
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    Well I don't go around purposefully trying to find cars to rear end so I don't know how a baby on board sticker is going to impact me at all. I try to drive cautiously all the time despite if you have precious in the car. I would assume most people do this.

    This is what I said. He insists he doesnt tailgate as close when the sign is present.

    He got her plate.   

  • So he thinks she would have purposely rear ended someone and the sign would prevent that? Whaaaaaat?

     

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  • Don't drive, but it wouldn't. And it doesn't for my husband. I figure if having a stroller doesn't cause people to stop at a crosswalk, then having a sign is really not going to affect drivers.
  • I rear ended my husband all the time when we had a baby on board. And vice versa.
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  • Doesn't change my driving. I find them obnoxious.
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  • lol. He probably shouldn't tailgate regardless of the presence of a sign?
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    Well I don't go around purposefully trying to find cars to rear end so I don't know how a baby on board sticker is going to impact me at all. I try to drive cautiously all the time despite if you have precious in the car. I would assume most people do this.

    This is what I said. He insists he doesnt tailgate as close when the sign is present.

    He got her plate.   

    Umm, he shouldn't be tailgating at all, whether they have a stupid sign or not.

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    Well I don't go around purposefully trying to find cars to rear end so I don't know how a baby on board sticker is going to impact me at all. I try to drive cautiously all the time despite if you have precious in the car. I would assume most people do this.

    This!  LOL 

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    I rear ended my husband all the time when we had a baby on board. And vice versa.

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  • No.  I try to avoid hitting anyone, baby or not. 
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    maybe you just need a bigger sign?

     

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    I rear ended my husband all the time when we had a baby on board. And vice versa.
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    He was shocked at being rear ended because we have a baby on board sign in the car. Does it make you drive differently when you se that? 

    Huh?  That seems like a really dumb thing to be shocked by.  If baby on board signs actually prevented people from getting rear-ended then all cars would come equipped with them as standard equipment. 

    They make me roll my eyes, but they don't make me drive any differently.

  • LOL @ the sign preventing an accident. No, those signs have no impact on my driving.

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  • I would practically have to rear-end you to see what the Baby on Board sign said.

    Also, now I have the Simpsons song stuck in my head.

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  • Unless the person was planning to hit you on purpose for some crazy reason, I fail to see how a sign would stop them. Seriously?
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    No. It was an accident. Not sure how having a baby on board sign is going to prevent someone from making a mistake. Sidenote: I haven't seen one of those in years.

    Exactly, it's not like she tried to hit him.

  • If they were purposefully looking for someone to rear end I think having a sign might make you a bigger target.  They might hit you just so they can  then steal your baby.

     

     

    So, that might be a stretch, but I think your DH's assumption is also a major stretch.

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    I rear ended my husband all the time when we had a baby on board. And vice versa.

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  • I find them obnoxious. Especially when the driver drives like an a hole. 
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  • yes, I will not follow as closely as I normally might.
  • lol, it's not like people are flooring it trying to hit other cars and then suddenly slam on their bakes when they spot a baby on board sign. So, no, it doesn't impact my driving. Your H is silly for thinking so.
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