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Safety of our Teenagers

posted 8 years 1 month ago
How safe is it to allow our teenagers ride in taxis or cabs alone? Will they be safe with the driver or will we rather drive them around?

What are your thoughts?

posted 8 years 1 month ago
I think I would rather drive my child and his friends where they need to go. If I was unable to take my son and his friends to their destination I think I would feel okay if there were several students riding in the cab together. If my child had to ride in a cab alone, I don't think I would feel comfortable.

posted 8 years 1 month ago
Ok, so this is a trick question to be honest. We can never know if there is danger around the corner. It happens or it doesn't. I think if a responsible teen that can defend and take care of them-self is ok to travel alone but not to far off places. Also if you can handle that, but its also good to give teens a chance or freedom of independence. Always tell them to send you the license plate of the taxi and pic of the driver just in case. As well as when they leave and their destination. I don't think I can handle this either when my daughters grow up and I will still drop them off to where they need to go.

posted 8 years 1 month ago
Where I live, there is not a big use of taxis so I am not sure this would be an issue. I would have to say that it would depend on how old they were and whether if it would be possible that someone would be able to go with them like a friend. I think though that I would feel more comfortable that me or someone else that they know take them. I understand that we cannot always be there to protect my children but I will for as long as I can even if it is just for my peace of mind.

posted 8 years 1 month ago
In the city that my family and I live in I would never ever allow any of my children to ride in a taxi alone. My husband and I will drive them around for how ever long they need us to. There is to much crime and violence where we live. I have no problem driving my kids where they need to go and gives me a piece of mind knowing that they are getting to and from their destination safely. I had to take taxis before and I never felt safe in them and couldn't wait to get out of the car. I would never want my kids to feel that way. But just because I feel that way doesn't mean that other people shouldn't do it. I do think that if the taxi company has good reviews and the child is older lets say maybe 16 and the area they live in is a good and safe environment than I don't think it would be a problem. I do think the taxi service used should definitely be researched first though.

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