Atlanta, GA, May 26, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- DrivingWhileParenting.com advises caregivers and parents alike to keep their eyes on the road while enjoying a weekend trip with several smart car trip tips. 3000 car accidents a year are caused by distractions. A busy weekend such as Memorial Day or July 4th, requires even more attention of the road. But caring for kids, the elderly or pets during your weekend car trips are quite important as well. However, children have been voted the biggest in-car distraction - beating hand-held phones. They were named the major reason for loss of concentration when driving, effectively putting drivers at greater risk of having an accident.
Keeping your family safe and secure is important; so here are some tips to help keep your children amused and reduce your risk of being distracted while driving:
• Carry travel games, books or toys to entertain children;
• Encourage them to play peaceful games of I-spy or spot particular cars;
• Plan your route so you don't end up lost and fighting with the map;
• If you've got a GPS, program your route before you set off;
• Load CDs and program your favorite radio stations before you leave;
• Take regular breaks to refresh yourself, and to allow the kids to let off steam.
Although many accidents are caused by behavior that is difficult to alter, by mechanical failure, or by road conditions, some technical solutions are becoming more widely available to prevent accidents:
• Proximity monitors: These would automatically detect how close you were traveling to the car in front of you and automatically adjust your car's acceleration to prevent you from getting closer than you can safely stop at your current speed.
• Sobriety detectors: These locks prevent the ignition key from working if the driver breathes into one and is shown to have consumed alcohol.
• Drifting monitors: These devices monitor how close a vehicle is traveling to lane markers and, if it starts to drift toward or over the markers without the turn signal being activated, sounds an alarm.
• Backseat Video Monitors: As the parent of an infant, you want to keep an eye on your child at all times, even while driving. This natural instinct of monitoring our children is great, but when driving on the road this creates more harm than good. All it takes is a split second while looking back at your child, and the next thing you know you're in a rear-end collision. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem that affects parents and their children. With this high quality baby monitor you can continuously monitor your child's status without the need of turning your head or losing sight of the road. Simply mount the baby monitor on your car's dash and place the camera facing your child. You can now keep your eyes on the road and only need to glance at the monitor when checking on your toddler. "This is the safest, easiest, and most convenient way," says David Kalman, KiddSpot's President, "to make sure your child is safe while driving on the road."
Customers can visit the online store at www.drivingwhileparenting.com to purchase a car monitor.
"We’ve created the solution for parents," says Mr. Kalman. “If you have a child and drive a car then the KiddSpot is an invaluable investment that every parent should own.”
Combining the speed and ease of internet shopping with excellent customer service, DrivingWhileParenting.com hopes to deliver what internet consumers want. "Our objective was to provide a wonderful product that customers can use to instantly reduce stress while driving, and safely monitor kids at the same time," says Kalman.
Contact: Erica Paul, of KiddSpot.com, +1-404-220-7695 ext 542 firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: http://www.DrivingWhileParenting.com/