hey friends youre all gonna learn something today
now everybody im sure has seen one of these bad boys on the back of a car while driving, and you think to yourself ‘wow good to know theres a baby in there i guess that means ill go crash into a different car’ and if you think that the only purpose that sign holds is so no one will intentionally rear end that car then ding dong you are wrong
the baby on board sign is actually a genius idea where if that car happens to get into a serious accident, the fire fighters/rescue crew will know to look for a baby along with the other passengers. sometimes if the car is hit right, then the baby can come right out of the car seat, or the car seat itself can break completely and the baby can be covered by rubble or fall under one of the seats, and if none of the passengers are awake to say ‘hey theres a baby in there’ then theres a good chance that the rescuers could overlook the child and end up costing the baby its life
think of it as those stickers you put on your house that say there are pets inside in the event of a fire or other emergency but for your car
It’s also a fucking courtesy to the rest of you.
If I slow down way, way more than you think is necessary to make a turn.
If I wait to merge until I have a great big open gap.
If you find yourself yelling “For fuck’s sake it’s not that scary, just GO!” at me
It’s because there is a tiny person with weak neck muscles in my car and I do not want to knock them around like a goddamn wooden roller coaster
This sign is a courtesy to you that says “I’m not terrified of being on the road I’m just trying to drive gently because there is a tiny person, so please be a little patient with me”. So those people who make a specific point of harassing cars with ‘baby on board’ stickers? You can fuck right off into the most vile corners of Tartarus.
Also it’s a good way to get other people to back off even if you don’t have a baby in the car.