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For some reason, kids love messing with the overhead lights in the car. It’s certainly not illegal, but it can be distracting for the driver. Flashing or bright lights in the backseat can make seeing through the rearview mirror more difficult and increase the chances of a crash. Some say it’s better to just be up front with your kids and explain to them why it’s dangerous. But this lie could work, too, especially if you’re feeling desperate on a chaotic family road trip.