View Poll Results: Should school children be allowed to bike to school?

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  • Absolutely not! It's too unsafe! Schools have a right to forbid it.

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  • It depends on the situation

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  • I'm not sure...

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  • Only if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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  • It's up to the parent or guardian to decide.

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  • Seriously? This whole society is turning our kids into fat weinies with all this paranoia!

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    Re: Should school children be allowed to bike to school?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I didn't write the link sentence, that was the one that automatically pops up when one pastes the url.
    Who was saying anything about the link sentence?

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    Re: Should school children be allowed to bike to school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Who was saying anything about the link sentence?
    If you are critiquing my writing style, that is a less than classy internet posting tactic, IMO...

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    Re: Should school children be allowed to bike to school?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    If you are critiquing my writing style, that is a less than classy internet posting tactic, IMO...
    Uhhh no I could give a **** about your writing style, I was commenting on the story

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    Re: Should school children be allowed to bike to school?

    What happens off school property is none of the school's business.
    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    You guys are weird.

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    Re: Should school children be allowed to bike to school?

    Oh god. In sixth grade, I rode my bike two miles to school, then back, every day with a gaggle of local kids. It was never an issue. I fail to see why it ever would be.

    Then again, I went to school in Davis, CA. Davis might actually be the bicycle capital of America. I wouldn't be surprised if there's more bike rack slots than parking spaces in that town
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    Re: Should school children be allowed to bike to school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Or as long as some pedophile is not stalking out school kids and decides to grab ya? Sure you will be fine.
    I'm 16, I've been walking around without adults since elementery school. Statistically speaking, I'm safer from violence and sexual assault when by myself or with strangers than with someone that I know

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    Re: Should school children be allowed to bike to school?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    I'm 16, I've been walking around without adults since elementery school. Statistically speaking, I'm safer from violence and sexual assault when by myself or with strangers than with someone that I know
    I find it sad that you have been walking around anywhere without your parents since elementery school
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    Re: Should school children be allowed to bike to school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I find it sad that you have been walking around anywhere without your parents since elementery school
    He didn't say 'everywhere'

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    Re: Should school children be allowed to bike to school?

    A New York mother is fighting back against her school district after administrators and officials told her she and her son didn't have the right to bike to school together and that his safety, even beyond school walls, was out of her hands.

    Janette Kaddo Marino said their 3-mile rides to and from school in Saratoga Springs have been met with stiff opposition from officials and even a state trooper who claimed it was unsafe and illegal for her 12-year-old son Adam to travel on his own pair of wheels.

    Undeterred, she and her seventh-grader have continued cruising to Maple Avenue Middle School this fall in defiance of a 15-year-old school regulation that effectively forces kids to take the bus or hitch a ride in a family car.
    My goodness.
    No wonder children and teens are getting fatter and lazier, when are we going to stop wrapping them up in cotton wool. This obsession over danger and pedo's is getting ridiculous.
    Children have a higher chance of getting run over than being kidnapped.

    From the age of 9 I was allowed to walk back and forth from school and play in the park with neighbours. I remember times when I was out of the house after breakfast and came back with a group of friends in the afternoon.


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    Re: Should school children be allowed to bike to school?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    He didn't say 'everywhere'
    I didn't either
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