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I am not being OTT in saying something tomorrow am I?

(9 Posts)
anniebear Thu 04-Sep-08 10:45:16

DD got picked up by her bus this morning and the driver had pulled off even before she had sat down, let along been strapped in with the seat belt shock

I know its only our street, but could still have an accident

I thought it was really bad

I am ok saying something arent I? I wont look the a fussy Mum?


PheasantPlucker Thu 04-Sep-08 10:48:14

No, not being strapped in is not even legal - never mind the SN aspect and duty of care, and - dare I say it - moral obligation for someone in the employ of the LEA/council/whatever to follow health and safety rules and maybe even CARE about our children.


You report away.

coppertop Thu 04-Sep-08 10:52:29

Not OTT in the slightest. The safety of the children is far more important than the extra minute or two that the driver might save by not waiting.

anniebear Thu 04-Sep-08 10:56:06

thank you, I knew I was right to be annoyed, but suppose people do think Im a little OTT with safety so didnt want anything to think I was being daft

I wouldnt report, but will just mention it to ehr lovely escort in the morning sad


amber32002 Thu 04-Sep-08 10:57:17

Not fussy at all. I never move the car without everyone strapped in, and these drivers are supposed to be fully trained. Defnintely say something!

misscutandstick Thu 04-Sep-08 11:39:34

just had a thought wink - you could always have your foot physically on the step, or actually be on the first step just in the doorway until shes been strapped in. That way he cant drive off until shes strapped in, unless he drives with you hanging on flapping in the breeze as he whizzes down the road! shock

yes i would ask him politely if he wouldnt mind strapping her in safely, as you are 'such a worrier' and you dont need to start the day like that' with a friendly beam. would that work perhaps?

anniebear Thu 04-Sep-08 11:43:30



I dont actually take her to the bus

the driver stays in his seat and the escort comes to our door and takes DD to the bus

have been learning about assertiveness before the hols, and this will be, I suppose, a good time to try it!

I will just mention it to the escort in the morning!

thank you

LollipopViolet Thu 04-Sep-08 11:56:33

Yes, definately report it. I had one (the same one I've mentioned before) do this to me while one foot is on my drive. I had no escort so no one to stop this, and I was too afraid because this driver was awful and would say things to the other boy on the bus and make fun of me.

anniebear Fri 05-Sep-08 12:57:39

I had a word with the escort this morning


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