Few parents know the real meaning of the ‘Baby on Board’ sign placed on car windows.
Taking to Facebook recently, a mother shared a snap of a typical ‘Baby on Board’ sign after hearing people label them as ‘annoying’.
‘In case you don’t know the true purpose of these signs… no you’re not supposed to ‘drive slower’ around these people, no you’re not supposed to worship them or tread lightly around them because they have a baby,’ she wrote alongside the photo.
‘Baby on Board signs alert first responders that there is a person in the vehicle that is incapable of unbuckling themselves in the event of an accident. Do the EMTs need to look for a body that was possibly expelled from the vehicle?’
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However police don’t back up her story.
‘The sign is not for emergency services, but more of a notice to other drivers. Anyone using these signs must ensure they are not obstructing the driver’s view,’ a spokesperson for NSW Police told the NRMA.
The post on Traffic & Community Updates – Australia Facebook page has attracted over 380 shares.
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