3 year old and a school bus


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Would you allow it? I'll be a chaperone so I can make sure he's staying in his seat and there are no harnesses.

My first instinct is no but I've let him ride city buses before. The only time that comes to mind now actually was at Disneyland, oh no wait at the airport the parking lot shuttle which is a big real city bus kind of bus. Those were going such short and slow distances. This field trip will be full on freeway driving.


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I would :eek: . Even though compartmentalization does not work as well for smaller kids, the real life statistics (and we have a LOT of 3, 4 and small 5 y/o's on buses daily w/out harnesses) pretty much show that school buses are ridiculously safe.

A rides on a bus w/out a harness (he had one the first couple days but then they just stopped using them for all but certain kids :confused: he's not my kid so it's not a battle I can really fight) and still, based on the real life data, I feel about as safe with him on the bus as I do with him properly restrained in the car.

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