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Teaching Your Child About Driver Safety: Speed Bumps

Driver and road safety is something you may wish to teach your child as part of their homeschooling. Some parents teach their children this from a young age, prior to them being able to learn to drive legally, as it’s good to prepare them.

One important part of driver safety is speed bumps. You will notice that more and more speed bumps tend to be cropping up in certain areas. For some people, they can view them as a nuisance because they stop them from driving smoothly. Nevertheless, the benefits associated with them are vast. It’s important to teach your child about the importance of these. In order to gain a further insight, take a look at the benefits associated with a speed bump…

Safety is increased and lives can be saved…

Speed bumps slow down traffic because they put a small hump in the road. This is one of the basics your child would learn at a driving school. The slowing down of traffic is something which enhances the safety levels in the area. You have all seen those adverts where they tell drivers that if they were driving 30 mph and hit someone, then the person would have a much greater chance of living compared to if they were driving 40mph. A lot of people tend to think that driving a little bit faster won’t make a difference. However, the contrast is startling, and a speed bump can thus be the difference between a life saved and a life lost.

The level of traffic will decrease…

A lot of people do not like driving in an area which has speed bumps because it obviously slows them down and it is an unsmooth ride. This can result in a lot of people seeking alternative routes in order to get to the destination they are going to. This then means that traffic on the road in which the bumps have been fitted will decrease. This is something which proves to be extremely useful as it enhances the steady flow of traffic and avoids any nasty traffic jams as well.

The driver’s awareness is enhanced…

When a driver knows that a speed bump is on its way (or they are about to find out that it is) then they require a lot more concentration and focus. This is another thing you should teach your child about. This then results in the driver being a lot more focused to driving as a whole. This again enhances safety levels in a different manner.

All in all, if you use the information above as a starting point, you will be able to teach your child about driving safely and the benefits of speed bumps.


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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.


  1. Safety is the first! You discussed very nicely teaching the children about driver safety. Driving is not easy so we should be careful about driving safety.

    Thanks for sharing such an informative article.

  2. Teaching my child about car safety is important and you have mentioned some great things which will help me train my child well so when he uses his vehicle he can maintain it properly and adhere to the safety rules. I also focus on cleanliness and I use the most powerful car vacuum to maintain the car interior. My son likes to clean the car interior and I am sure he will maintain his car well when the time comes. The other points are also great and I will implement them. I have discussed many safety tips with him and this information has helped me a lot. Thank You.

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