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Why Do We Put the Onus for Traffic Safety on Kids?

Biking Elsewhere[B' Spokes: Another in cleaning out my mail box.]
By Angie Schmitt, Streets Blog

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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.
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http://usa.streetsblog.org/2016/10/05/why-do-we-put-the-onus-for-traffic-safety-on-kids/

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