Louisiana Parents Sound Off On Car-Rider VS Bus Rider—Which is Worse in this Heat?
With school starting again, the question of how your kids will get to school begs an answer. Do you drive them to and from school? Or do they ride the bus?
While those are two crucial questions the bigger question is which is worse during this record-breaking heat wave, more like a heat tsunami.
Local Parents Sound Off
We asked the community if they were car riders or bus riders, and many of you answered and shared stories with us. The vast majority of comments said that they were bus riders and more than one said that they had to chase the bus down a few times because if they missed it they would have to figure out a way to get to school on their own without the help of a cell phone.
Others commented and said they cherished their rides to school with either their mom, dad, or sibling, and many parents shared that this is the time when they have their kids' full attention and catch up on what is going on at school.
Don't forget the walkers and bike riders!
This post quickly reminded us how many people walked and biked to school back in the day. There certainly are kids who still live close enough to walk but many parents said while they themselves walked to school now they worry about the safety of kids or teens walking to and from school alone even if they do have cell phones. Not to mention those of you who said you had to walk to school rain or shine, but could you handle walking in the extreme heat wave we are currently experiencing?
Bike riders were easily the coolest kids at school. No questions asked.
Let's Play Would You Rather—School Transportation Edition
Louisiana is officially in a state of emergency due to extreme heat and its raised some serious concerns in terms of transportation for students. Over 100 school buses in central Louisiana are operating without AC making conditions for the bus drivers and students on board less than ideal.
Some parents have no choice but to send their kids on the bus while others refuse to send their children on an unairconditioned school bus every day during the extreme heat we are facing in Louisiana.
If You'd Rather Brave the Carline
For those that are waiting in school carlines twice a day every day in this heat, there are also cons that should be considered. Do you keep your car running with the AC cranked up and risk idling or stalling your vehicle? Not only is the heat hard on us but it also takes a toll on our vehicles and having them parking and running for long periods of time does put it at risk.
Your second option is to turn your car off and roll the windows down. This seems like a less viable option for parents who have to get in the carline a few hours early. Maybe invest in one of those Disney World portable fans that also mist your face when you turn it on.
The jury is still out on which is worse but whichever you choose, stay safe and do your best to stay cool out there.