Bike Walk Tennessee: Arrested for Riding Bike to School

8 09 2011

Maybe there’s something more to the story that we don’t know? I can’t believe this would be true….

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011: Arrested for Riding Bike to School

Could you be arrested for allowing your 5’th grade child to ride her bike one mile to school?  That certainly seems crazy as we try to encourage active life styles for our kids.  3That certainly seems crazy as we try to promote safe routes to school programs.  That certainly seems crazy as we talk of an obesity epidemic amongst our children.  But that is what police in Elizabethton Tennessee are threatening.

Teresa Tryon said, “On August 25th my 10 year daughter arrived home via police officer, requested to speak to me on the front porch of my home. The officer informed me that in his ‘judgement’ it was unsafe for my daughter to ride her bike to school.”

Ms Tryon called the mayor’s office and the chief of police office in order to determine what laws she was breaking by allowing her daughter to ride her bike to school.  Her daughter’s route to school was reasonably safe. (click to see the rest of the article below)

via Bike Walk Tennessee: Arrested for Riding Bike to School.

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