05 Oct '16, 9pm

It's National Walk To School Day. So why do so few kids do it?

It's National Walk To School Day. So why do so few kids do it?

The tweet at the top of this post from the National Transportation Safety Board is a good example. Here we have a federal safety agency putting the onus for children’s well-being in traffic on… children. There was no tweet from NTSB warning drivers to slow down and be extra careful... The fact is, even children who follow the rules are not free from risk, because drivers travel at dangerous speeds and fail to yield the right of way when they should. But for some reason we hold children to awfully high standards while tacitly absolving all kinds of dangerous driving behavior. It doesn’t help when official powers contribute to this false equivalence, implying that the licensed adult driver with the capacity to kill and the vulnerable child trying to get to school are equally responsible for preventing traffic injuries and deaths. It’s a sick part of our culture, and it helps...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/walking/its-national-walk-schoo...

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