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How do I explain to Dad that taking the bus is not safe at his age?

Dad insists on taking the bus instead of calling me or my siblings for a ride. I'm worried about crime or him falling or getting lost. How do I convince him that he is not safe on public transportation?
Status: Open    Feb 27, 2015 - 05:53 PM

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Apr 13, 2015 - 11:57 AM

Using public transportation is an extremely safe method of transportation. According to National Safety Council data, riding the bus is 170 times safer than riding in a car! As an added bonus, public transportation can reduce the number of cars on the road, meaning less traffic congestion and fewer chances for accidents for everyone.

Further, people who use the bus as their main mode of transportation tend to be in better physical shape than those using their cars. By getting outside and walking to the closest bus stop, transit users are getting more exercise and fighting obesity. Riding on the bus is also much less stressful than driving! Stress and frustration from driving have been linked to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and overall decreased immune function which can lead to more colds and general illness.

I would highly encourage your father to CONTINUE to use transit! It is a safe option and better for his health!
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