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[–] Vvswiftvv17 [S] 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

Nope. Sorry that is terrible advice. Driving at night does not work. While you are driving your kids are sleeping. That means when you are done driving for a leg you have two exhausted adults who are ready for bed but a carload of kids who are not going to let you sleep because they just had their 8 hours. Someone is going to have to stay up to watch them. Also, no matter how hard you try, sleeping in the passenger seat is not going to leave you well rested enough to take over driving safely. Plus, you still need to stop regularly so you can let the kids circulation even out. They cannot sit in car seats for hours on end because it can cause serious complications. If you drive at night that severely limits where you can take them.

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[–] Dark_Shroud 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The vehicle and the kids are a big part of this working or not working. My father had a great van and my parents met in the marines so they would power through sleeping one night in the bucket seats in front. As kids we had plenty of room to fully move around during the trip and even lay down in that old van. He had bench seats in the back so I comfortably slept on the floor while my siblings each took a bench.

I'm going to be buying a hard top camper trailer for road trips before I've even married let alone had kids of my own. So pulling over at rest stops or Wal-marts that allow it will be very doable even with kids.

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[–] Vvswiftvv17 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's illegal now. If you don't have your kids properly restrained in car seats and booster seats up until 45lbs, you are going to have a bad time.