banned with my bike from daughter's school

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Re: banned with my bike from daughter's school

Postby pete75 » 8 Nov 2013, 3:05pm

thirdcrank wrote:I IMO, the school run is not only socialising the bad drivers of tomorrow, it's also teaching attitudes some of us would aspire to avoid: the devil-take-the-hindmost/ might-is-right/me-first/they-can't-touch-you-for-it society.

School run drivers are not necessarily bad drivers and in any case if a parent is a bad driver they will socialise their children into bad habits whenever driving with them in the car.

How does the act of driving children to school teach the attitudes you describe? It depends on the character, views and even politics of the parents not on how they transport their children to school.

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Re: banned with my bike from daughter's school

Postby thirdcrank » 8 Nov 2013, 5:33pm

Sitting in a car while the driver thinks of nothing but their own convenience is what I'm on about. You're right, of course, that this isn't limited to what goes on around schools at drop off and collection time, but that's where a lot of it comes to a head. IME