Big Government Needs to Drive Your Kids to SchoolSunday, January 23, 2011
Now this one reads like a late-night TV skit. Kids shouldn’t walk to school anymore because we all must live in fear. Kids are in danger from predators, narrow sidewalks (!), and unclear signage. From the article:
In 2009, Children’s Medical Center admitted 101 children into its trauma department for pedestrian injuries. For each of those, another four were discharged from the emergency department with lesser injuries requiring remedies like casts or stitches, Romo said.
Well, we can’t have kiddies being kiddies and falling and getting all banged up, now can we? One mother is all proud because she got flashing warning lights installed around her kid’s school. That’ll keep everyone safe, I’m sure. How about a Homeland Security Color-Coded Warning System?
Having lived one black from an elementary school for years, the most dangerous drivers (who blew the stop sign on my street, chatted on the phone, and sped through the residential neighborhood) were the stressed-out mothers of children who were driving their brats to/from school in the morning and afternoon. During those times, you didn’t go anywhere near that corner. Vehicle congestion at that school – as with all others around here – is insane at school start/end times. Perhaps the ‘solution’ is really the problem?