12 OCTOBER 2015
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If you've had cause to curse the driver in front, spare a thought for the children who tend to inhabit the rear seats of our motors.
A new Ford survey shows they suffer too because most parents annoy their children on car journeys, especially by singing at the wheel, shouting at other drivers – and picking their noses.
The survey of 2,000 children in Europe reveals parents hand children smartphones to get them to behave, and serve up DVDs and snacks.
Most parents lose their temper or swear in front of the youngsters, in particular in France. When it comes to who is the better driver in the family, dads have the edge – especially with boys
Since it is a Ford survey, you would expect the next bit, but it is a valid point. The car company says its C-MAX and Grand C-MAX models can avoid these problems because they make family journeys less stressful with smart parking technologies, voice-controlled navigation, and more than 20 clever storage solutions.
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