I live fairly near a Catholic school and need to drive near it around the time all the kids are riding towards the school.
I don’t happen to live near the public school. I guess this really has nothing to do with them being Catholic.
Anyway, hardly any of them wear helmets, some ride on the sidewalks, some in the street, weaving from side to side, crossing away from the school to stop at the bakery, etc.
I usually try to go the other direction to work (the long way) if I need to drive at that time, but then sometimes I forget and get in the middle of them.
It really bothers me that these children don’t know how to ride their bikes safely. Please don’t think I am against bicycle riding; my husband rides his bike to downtown Cleveland to work almost every day and we have seven bikes in our garage (three family members total). I am just really concerned that some kid is going to suddenly zip out in front of a car and get hurt or worse.
Should I write a letter to the principal of the school and suggest that they talk to the children about bicycle safety? Would that be a nun? How would I find out? (I guess I’d call the school to find out?)
Or should I just continue to drive the other way and pretend that if I don’t know it is happening, it isn’t really happening?