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Given all of the oil traffic and general growth, should schools allow kids to drive themselves to school in oil country, including Minot?

  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not if it gets worse
 
 
 
 
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Missy1

Aug-16-13 1:49 AM

Yes, they have to learn under supervision how to deal with traffic. Driving through Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, They better know the mountains and follow the speed limit signs. Try New York and all the other huge cities. They have to know traffic and respect it. How else do they learn and stay safe.

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realwildchyld

Aug-16-13 8:12 AM

Yes we should allow them to drive to school.......how else are they going to get there? I'm sure the liberals will say we can raise taxes and buy more buses and drivers to solve the problem. Well I say if we all take care of ourselves we don't need big government holding our hands everytime we want to cross the street.

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JAH091909

Aug-16-13 9:24 AM

Just once, I would so appreciate a poll question that does not contain elements of bias or coercion.

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JackAaah

Aug-16-13 10:26 AM

absolutely not.....if we 'can just save one life', it is absolutely worth it not to let our children drive.....and maybe not drive at all.

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73Hockey

Aug-16-13 12:44 PM

What the heck, that is MY job as a parent to let them drive or not, period.

Besides, Minot students have no option for a bus unless they want to ride the city bus system. Now, let's talk about what is safer for a kid, the bus with the whino's and bums or driving their own vehicle in some traffic.

Based on what I have seen in Minot, some ADULTS should not be driving in this traffic!

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73Hockey

Aug-16-13 12:49 PM

Also, by the "kids" following the law, taking a test and passing the drivers license testing and posessing a valid drivers license, they have every right to drive anywhere the rest of us do.

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JKniffin

Aug-16-13 2:09 PM

Hate to say it, but to all of you that said no, let me say this. The Public School district has no jurisdiction on who can drive on what street and where they are driving to at any given time. That is up to the parents to make that decision. Now if the state wants to change traffic rules and regulations for a certain age group that is one thing. If the school ever tried to tell me when and where I could drive when back when I was in high school I would have laughed at them and said "yeah right"

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JKniffin

Aug-16-13 2:10 PM

And by the way I agree with 73Hockey 100%

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73Hockey

Aug-16-13 2:10 PM

There are no "yellow school" buses in Minot unless it is special needs or head start, rural route, etc. Students in the city of Minot either drive, get a ride or ride the "city" bus. They get a reduced rate when purchsing tokens to ride the city bus. The parking lot at Magic City Campus was built in the 1970's with the school, non-issue there. So should they not drive to work either?

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JKniffin

Aug-16-13 2:11 PM

35% of people currently are completely brainless here in Minot, ND. "Government can I do this, Government can we be allowed this" If you are afraid of the roads, then YOU get off.

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JKniffin

Aug-16-13 2:32 PM

I think some people in Minot shouldn't be driving to work. IDK whats worse, people who don't know how to drive the speed limit, or the idiots who don't know how a 4 way stop works, OR the SOB'S that don't know what a turn signal is.

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namexxx

Aug-16-13 4:34 PM

NEWSFLASH:

Schools don't "allow" students to drive or not drive. Schools have no say in such matters. The students can helicopter in if they so choose.

This newspaper *****.

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locomotive

Aug-16-13 4:57 PM

I said "yes" because there was no "this is a silly question" option.

Missy gets today's Common Sense award (applause).

And wonder of wonders, I agree with namexxx's post, except the last sentence (which will remain uncopied):

"Schools don't "allow" students to drive or not drive. Schools have no say in such matters. The students can helicopter in if they so choose."

The only say that a school would have in this issue is where will the student park on school property. Now THAT would make a lot of sense, wouldn't it?

You can drive, but you can't park. Why? Because it's not safe and we say so.

Like I said at the beginning, this is a silly question, but I have enjoyed reading the answers.

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locomotive

Aug-16-13 6:17 PM

Missy? Zealous?

Naw. That's just girl power, Veritas.

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locomotive

Aug-16-13 6:49 PM

Missy: "Yes, they have to learn under supervision how to deal with traffic. Driving through Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, They better know the mountains and follow the speed limit signs."

Uh, Veritas, what comment about takers out west? I have obviously missed something.

And just why can't I comment on your comment on Missy's comment?

That's not appeasing to me at all.

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locomotive

Aug-16-13 6:53 PM

I wonder if Veritas has ever told his wife "didn't ask you" if she weighed in on a conversation without asking him first...

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73Hockey

Aug-16-13 7:14 PM

And in comes VERITAS from left field to turn this into a bashing session. Go back to bed.

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rajiihammr

Aug-16-13 8:03 PM

JKniffin--- It'd be nice if even half the people who want to turn north at Bdwy & 16th Ave SW (that's the Blind Duck intersection for those of you from Rio Linda) knew how to negotiate the turn.

The question...is this an issue?

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73Hockey

Aug-16-13 9:27 PM

bdgi, if my kid does any of those things, by all means they have the right to kick him/her out, press charges, whatever. BUT until my kid gives them a reason and gets to school property, they have no say. Also, in Minot, if the are attending Central Campus, there is no school parking lot and is strictly a city of Minot/Police issue.

If I determine that they are not safe driving in "oil country" I will make the call to park the car. Like I said though, some of the ADULTS have no business driving in "oil country". Do we amend the law to restrict teenage drivers in Western ND so they cannot get a license until they are say 21? What about some of the KIDS that drive farm vehicles on the highways?! Wonder how kids get around in a real city with real traffic?

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Missy1

Aug-17-13 12:19 AM

I just got home and unloaded the vehicles. Holy Moly, really Venitas. I only got computer service once in a while. What is your problem. Just attacking conservatives? Well good to know. I observed a lot of traffic from Semi's to which way to go to merging traffic. North Dakota isn't even in it. Do that pulling a camper, without wiping people out.

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Missy1

Aug-17-13 12:25 AM

And what part of, "Supervision, don't you get????

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Missy1

Aug-17-13 11:13 AM

Veritas, why would I? We got along just fine.

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namexxx

Aug-17-13 1:27 PM

What part of "supervision" didn't you get when the police pulled you over and you thought it was funny to toss your cigarette butt in their faces?

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Missy1

Aug-17-13 5:42 PM

Prove your accusations, Namexxx. Or shut up and quit your lying.

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locomotive

Aug-19-13 10:34 PM

Bitter misogynists aren't funny.

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