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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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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Just once, I would so appreciate a poll question that does not contain elements of bias or coercion.
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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.
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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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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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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Times have changed and the school parking lot has become ‘a million dollar’ show ground for the kids to park and it is not uncommon to see a standard size bus with just one kid in it. Something's wrong with this picture but it is a sign of the times.
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And by the way I agree with 73Hockey 100%
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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?
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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I agree with you both(hockey and Kniffen) but I must admit that I live in a smaller town and was amazed when a school member told me that they send out a full size bus for one student. Minot for sure, has different problems than the small town I live in.
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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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Don't worry,The school board will always allow the kids to drive to school.If they had to buy school buses it would means they would actually have to make the call in the winter when we get a foot of snow .As it is now when we get a foot of snow they expect the parents or whoever to get the kids to school.
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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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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Missy1 Aug-16-13 1:49 AM
"Driving through Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend"
Hey Missy...Did you pull out that sign, "You Liberal Oregon Welfare Takers", on one of those highways and get some feedback?
Just curious if you check your zealotry at the border...Which border was that? Idaho/Oregon or Idaho/Washington...Curious?
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Naw. That's just girl power, Veritas.
Didn't ask you loco...Missy made a comment about all those takers out west and I ask...
Did you repeat to anyone out there what you posted missy?
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locomotive Aug-16-13 6:17 PM
Naw. That's just girl power, Veritas."
Seriously...Do you think you're "appeasing" anyone with these kind of posts?
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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.
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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And in comes VERITAS from left field to turn this into a bashing session. Go back to bed.
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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?
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."
Come on 73...Didn't you want to send an editorial to Oregon and thank them for spending your tax dollars on food stamps?
Can't even be honest for a second...
States like Oregon...Those lib states like Oregon...
Stand on the street corner you proud American free speech behind a moniker chickener and spout away!
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