Neighbours have raised concerns over the safety of a bus route after an eight-year-old boy was knocked down on his bike.Hmmm, have they really?
Karen Marchant, who has lived in Chesterfield Road for 26 years, said: “We have had a lot of issues with buses.
“They don’t need to be constantly coming up and down, it’s not a good environment for children. “I’m surprised there hasn’t been a bus accident before this.”So…buses ‘don’t need to be constantly coming up and down’, eh? You mean, ‘sticking to a timetable’? Odd. I thought that was desired.
Maybe Ms Marchant isn’t a bus user, and doesn’t care one whit for those who have no choice?
Of course, in the comments, we get a far, far better standard of journalism, as usual:
I live just off of Chesterfield Road and my child attends the same school as the child involved in the collision...and as another mother I can only imagine what his family are going through right now! The 184 buses are frequent...which isn't a bad thing if people who don't have a car need to get somewhere. The real issue is the lack of Road safety the local children have! There are forever boys in small groups (between the ages of 7 and 16) on bikes in the middle of the road around here (none wearing helmets)...many a time I have had to swerve my car to miss them. They mess about in the road (not saying this is what happened in this collision as I wasn't there to witness it) with no regard for their safety. It could have quite easily been a car instead of a bus...so the answer isn't to reduce the buses or cars for that matter! Children need to be educated properly on road safety...And at the age of 8 I doubt the child had done his cycling proficiency test - the school he attends does it in year 5 and 6 and he is only in year 4. This tragic accident highlights the need for parents to educate their children to stay out of the road and keep safe. Fingers crossed he makes a full recovery!I dunno about that, LocalMummy2014, I hear Darwin calling…