February 6, 2014

School Run Tensions

Three-quarters of parents who do the school run have witnessed aggressive behaviour by adults as they look for a parking spot, according to a new survey.

In the survey 1,000 people who do the school run regularly, 39% of respondents said they had witnessed or know about accidents involving parents’ vehicles outside the school gates. In addition, 79% of respondents said they would support 20mph speed limits around schools, with a quarter-of-a-mile radius being the most favoured distance.

While 70% of respondents said they felt their child is safe during the school run, 19% worry about their child going to and from school on their own during the dark winter months. Because of this, walking to school becomes a less popular option for parents during winter.

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