We have discussed here before the idea that kids are largely car-dependent for the mobility because of parental fear of abduction. An article in the Palm Beach Post discussed this at some length, and puts it in perspective: in 1930, 11% of the population did not make it to age 20. Today that number is 1.3%.
The article discussed the resulting adverse outcomes including negative impacts on trust, play and self-sufficiency.
Let’s get all our kids walking to school on safe routes.