Parent’s taxi is dangerous – for other kids

first graders: going to school

Parents taxi is so dangerous

The road to school is dangerous, especially for inexperienced first graders. As a result, many parents send their children to school by car, making the situation worse.

Now school is starting again. This has already started in some cantons, and others will follow in the next three weeks. Many children are now having their first independent experience in road traffic on the way to school. Not without danger, especially for first graders who, in addition to learning the ABCs and multiplication tables, still have to learn how to correctly assess and avoid road hazards.

That’s why many parents want to play it safe. Rather than practice going to school with their children in advance, they prefer to take children to school in so-called parent taxis – even if it is only a few hundred meters away. Statistics prove them right: About 40 percent of all serious accidents involving children occur while attending school. Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) figures show about two accidents on the way to school per school in 2021. Last year there were 532 accidents, out of which 452 people were injured.


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