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Why are Some Areas Banning Biking to School?

In an age where everyone from politicians to ordinary citizens has a plan to cut down childhood obesity, there are also several areas where riding a bike to school is against the law. Yes, cyclists, you read that right. Children are expressly forbidden from riding their bikes to school. The reason: safety. Many neighborhoods decided that the risk of accidents was too great to allow children to bike to school. On one hand, this makes sense, since safety of children should always come first. Critics of these bans, however, point out that there are plenty of dangers to commuters that aren’t banned. For instance, the majority of accidents on the way to school happen as a result of teenage drivers. Should teenagers be forbidden to drive? Some also say that rather than banning biking to school, communities should instead focus on making roads safer for everyone. Does your school district…
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