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To think that the person who wrote this is quite simply a twat?

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Mouseyinmyhousey Mon 22-Apr-13 21:27:44

From FB.

Over the Easter holidays the roads were traffic free. Proving that rush hour I'd caused by parents taking their kids to school. It should be law that all parents should be made to walk to school whatever the weather, getting rid of rush hour, and obesity. Also if people want a better school they'll have to walk further, or better still, make everyone attend they're local school thus making a fairer society.

Complete nob, right?

OutragedFromLeeds Mon 22-Apr-13 21:29:17

I think there are some good ideas in there grin

usualsuspect Mon 22-Apr-13 21:29:25

I agree about attending local schools.

stargirl1701 Mon 22-Apr-13 21:30:09

Pretty much how things used to be OP.

Freddiemisagreatshag Mon 22-Apr-13 21:30:36

The grammar is appalling.

CloudsAndTrees Mon 22-Apr-13 21:31:18

A complete nob, yes.

TravelinColour Mon 22-Apr-13 21:31:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LeChatRouge Mon 22-Apr-13 21:32:13

I think people within a certain radius should walk. We used to walk to school, 20 mins, and walk past people pulling out if their drives with kids in the same school uniforms as mine. Then, as I walked home, they would pull back in again.

usualsuspect Mon 22-Apr-13 21:32:19

Most people around here send their children to the local schools.

Softlysoftly Mon 22-Apr-13 21:32:23

Their local school clearly didn't teach they're their and there

RustyBear Mon 22-Apr-13 21:33:15

When people say the rush hour is caused by the school run, I always ask them why there's one at 5pm - do they think that's caused by 'school run' traffic?

Lorialet Mon 22-Apr-13 21:33:34

Shit grammar, but they have a point.

WildThongIWannaKnowForSure Mon 22-Apr-13 21:34:04

Obviously not written by someone who walked to school. or used any other method of transport to get there either

McNewPants2013 Mon 22-Apr-13 21:34:11

LeChatRouge, my Sil lives 10 minte walk from the school but she has to drive to the school in order to get in her car and then get to work on time.

BreasticlesNTesticles Mon 22-Apr-13 21:34:47

It has nothing to do with parents being on holiday, teachers being on holiday and children also being on holiday then?

Traffic may be quieter in rush hour, however go within a 10 mile radius of any type of tourist attraction and you'll find your missing traffic right there.

kim147 Mon 22-Apr-13 21:35:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

quoteunquote Mon 22-Apr-13 21:35:39

I can tell that the person who wrote it does not live near me, the traffic gets worse when when everyone piles down here for their holiday.

and people should send their children to their local schools.

Mouseyinmyhousey Mon 22-Apr-13 21:36:19

But working parents would often not have time to walk

And better schools tend to be in more expensive areas. If people cannot afford to move then surely they're going to get stuck with the poor school?

kim147 Mon 22-Apr-13 21:36:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MsVestibule Mon 22-Apr-13 21:37:16

Pretty much how things used to be OP. How is that relevant confused?

Many parents drop their DCs off on the way to work - walking them a mile there, then back to their house to collect their car is hardly an efficient use of their time. Also, as Travelin says, loads of parents take all of their annual leave during the school holidays, so of course the traffic will be much lighter. To summarise, yes, your FB friend is a nob.

Anifrangapani Mon 22-Apr-13 21:38:11

So it is nothing to do with a significant number of adults taking holiday to coinside with their childrens? I suspect it is adults with children who are selfish enough to work most of the time which is causing rush hour congestion.

This would explain why there are fewer adults on the train during school holiday period.

Yes they are a knob because their argument is flawed and ill thought out.

ivykaty44 Mon 22-Apr-13 21:38:37

rustybear - when the state schools in our area break up there is no difference in traffic levels, whereas once the private schools finish the traffic levels diminish rapidly and we do not get a 8.30am rush or a 5pm rush - private schools do tea time pickups for 5pm and so it is where a lot of the traffic comes from.

There are two private schools and the pupils come from a wide area, some are transported by coach and a lot arrive by train but still there is a very big difference in time to get to work in a car- 25 minutes in term time and 5 minutes when the private school break up. So I walk in term time and cycle in the holidays (less traffic about which is nicer on a bike)

TSO Mon 22-Apr-13 21:38:50

Complete knob with poor spelling.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Mon 22-Apr-13 21:38:55

Local schools do not necessarily equal schools within walking distance. Especially as LAs are closing small rural schools.

also it's for example is a twat. grin

WorraLiberty Mon 22-Apr-13 21:40:16

I'm always a bit suspicious of these inflammatory threads grin

They used to start with, "Guess what my Daily Mail reading PILs said"

Now it's, "Guess what I read on Facebook"

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