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Kids Back At School = Traffic Chaos  
User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1141 times:

Well it's that time of year again - after 7 weeks of glorious, stress free drives to work, the kids are back at school in Nottingham.

I had the pleasure of a normal 20 minute journey taking an hour this morning, as the soccer mums in their 4x4s with little Jilly and Johnny in the passenger seats caused queues half an hour long, parked on main roads blocking one side of the road while the glorious little kiddy-winks run out into the road unattended to get in the car, almost causing accidents.....

It's that time of year when I start having to leave half an hour early just to get into work on time...

 Pissed  Pissed  Pissed

Noel.



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User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

I personally hate the little "rats" and I cant wait until there all back at school, seeing them running around causing havoc in the area, I hate all of them..
School summer holidays should be 3 weeks, not 6...I dont even get 2 weeks a year off so why should they get more..


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

Re: School summer holidays should be 3 weeks, not 6...

Haha - my sister said exactly the same thing - she has a 6 year old who's been driving her completely nuts all summer !

Traffic's cleared up nicely down here, now that most of the holiday-makers have buggered off home.


User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

LOL  Smile

I left for work at 08.50am this morning, and unfortunately had to turn back as I had left my phone at home. I live a street away from a primary school. Like you, NoelG, I forgot the schools started back. Recently, my trip along the M62 took me 20 minutes. Today, it was just over 50 minutes - I arrived at work 15 minutes late.

These stupid cows cannot park their bloody 4x4s, let alone drive them,




[Edited 2004-09-02 12:03:07]


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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

Ah i no, My mum hates this, thats why i get a bus and walk the rest of the way.

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1096 times:

Why can't everyone just catch the bus, it would be so much easier.

User currently offlineCanberra From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

I the good old days (not many years ago) kids either walked, cycled or to the bus to school. At least in most European countries. Anyone know why we have had this change in the number of kids being dropped off at school  Confused

Also here in Jerusalem hell broke loose this Tuesday when school started again. Traffic jams full of very tempered people! Quite scary with every one carrying weapons  Nuts

/Michael




It takes courage to push things forward . . (Mo Mowlam)
User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

parents are very protective of children (rightly so) and high profile child kidnap/murder cases only reinforce this. Parents feel that they are exposing their children to unnecessary risks by letting them walk or cycle and school buses are not as common as they once were.

I can certainly remember walking / cycling to school / college although the surprise of a lift home was always a welcome one.



English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

Re: Parents feel that they are exposing their children to unnecessary risks by letting them walk or cycle

Only because the ghastly gutter-trash UK media paints them that picture. Actual attacks against children are probably going down, owing to the awareness that kids now have about not talking to strangers etc.


User currently offlineZweed From Netherlands, joined Apr 2004, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

there's a reason why english kids are getting fat.
If they can go with mum in the car anywhere they want.


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6001 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

Canberra,
tell me about it!

When I was a kid, I used to walk to school (it took me like 5 minutes) and now people living in the same area that I used to, are driving their kids to the same school in the morning  Insane


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

Yep its stupid. Occasionally I drive to College but thats only if i'm late, otherwise i'll walk. Quite a few people walk to Secondary school here, and alot take the bus back to Bristol, but there are still cars around and it does make driving more difficult in such a small town with so many schools.

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