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Dutch parents increasingly take their children to school by car. This makes the roads around schools less safe - and when it's time for them to go it alone, these kids have difficulty in coping with traffic.

Working mums Rebecca Verwey and Debbie Molier are standing on the square that separates three primary schools in a large new housing development Ypenburg in The Hague. Parents that drive their kids to schools? They do not have a good word to say about them. "They drive up too fast, open car doors without looking and in the mornings they park on the pavement to be as close to the school entrance as possible," Verwey says.

In the northern province of Groningen, councillors have had enough and are planning to ban parents from taking their children to school by car. And primary schools in the southern town of Gorinchem have already imposed a one-day ban "to make parents think".

by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Mon Oct 27th, 2008 at 04:12:02 PM EST
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