校巴上的一個頭


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小朋友恨之已久:「我要坐校車!」

新學期第一天,快將塞不下座位的媽媽陪小朋友坐校車。再不試坐,二少報到後的首月就會大件事。

坐過來回兩程,結論就是:校車的(不)安全固然叫人擔心,但家長的(無)安全意識更是令人不安。

有點奇怪,平日很多會讓孩子躝地吃垃圾的鬼婆媽媽都堅持自己接送,紛紛表示看本校之校車不順眼,跟我分享親眼見之恐怖故事,說姨姨如何在繁忙停車場上把孩子追回來;但不少本地的緊張大師媽呢,卻看不出校車有。何。問。題。

在彎曲山路上踩盡油門狂趕下一輪我是早預定了,但你總可以在上落車時牽緊馬騮的手吧?安全帶不全符合標準我是早認命了,但上學時你總可以讓孩子先綁好才開車吧?

跟學校行政說了,答曰,我們會跟進。

Oh ya?嗱嗱嗱現在大家都不再想知小C的校名吧?噢還是,更加要知?

跟某媽說起,得來以下理論,叫人獲益良多:

「每個人都要先綁好安全帶,加起來豈非好久?」

阿四:「每人只需五秒鐘,一車就算客滿都只是遲一分鐘。」

「但有些孩子可能要搞一分鐘才肯屈服上鎖?」

阿四:「如果要搞一分鐘,那個孩子就要承擔一分鐘之久的風險,豈非更應停下來先綁好?況且上落客的地點都不是不能停車的。」

「其實司機剛開車時都會將就着開得慢一點,等孩子綁好帶才加速,不會太危險。」

阿四:「那就更反智--如果肯讓孩子先綁好了,就可以一開車便全速前進趕下一輪,無需在顛顛簸簸的車上用加倍時間綁那因為顛顛簸簸而加倍難綁的安全帶。況且就算你的車慢,後頭一架失魂快車一個唔該就可以製造空中小飛人。」

「……哪一個司機會聽妳說?」

當然啊,當然沒有司機會理我一個家長的獨腳戲。

阿四:「所以行動最實際,我半個人伸到車裡,直至聽到跟車姨姨那卡的一聲才罷休。她,總不成關門夾死大肚婆吧。」

「那倒不如過年時封個大利是好了。」

阿四:「大利是當然不能少,但如果不說出來,不捨身擋門,妳道她三個月後還記得我的大利是?」

有家長若此,難怪司機和學校行政都不當孩子是回事。

這天,媽媽聽過卡的一聲後退下,看着一個小小頭頭從窗內望來,越來越遠,越來越小,心疼疼。

(小C3歲2個月)

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24 responses to “校巴上的一個頭

  1. 嘩,點得架。(我好像又在煽風點火)

    個個人無論大細上車都要綁好安全帶。大人都會成個飛出車外,何況小朋友。

    我們送阿包上保姆車都要幫佢綁好安全帶,有時佢扭來扭去,跟同學仔聊天,又要佢坐定定,多花幾秒鐘也是需要的。仲有,後面的小朋友不綁好安全帶,也要我提兩句。望住佢地綁好才放心叫司機開車。四歲以下的要坐安全椅添。

    你的校車是否免費的?有沒有保姆車?付咁貴學費讀的學校應該很注重學生(米飯班主)的安全才對喎。

  2. bunnyma

    This is indeed a big issue in Hong Kong. I always see the school bus kids, not wearing seat belts, kneeling on the school buses and talk to their friends or looking out the windows. Having said that, I don’t hear school bus accidents often – I think I’m just comforting myself as my daughter needs to start taking school bus next year too.

    I have a question though – is it safe(r) to have the kids wear adult seat belts, like when we are in taxis? The safest thing is car seat, but without that, are adults seat belts ok? I’ve heard that it’s worse because they might be do more harm than good because of the misfit in size. Would appreciate mommies sharing their thoughts…

  3. bunnyma:

    要視乎小朋友有多大,太細的話不太適合用大人的安全帶的,要用安全椅,或booster seat加安全帶。所以這裡的學校是不鼓勵四歲的小朋友坐校車的。

  4. readandeat: 安全帶意識嘛,在HK的確是pathetic if not non-existent!! 如果唔係黎姿個細佬都唔使咁慘,大好青年呀。
    HK人徒手捧着初生BB--還要是在前座--真是見怪不怪。
    那架校車其實是保姆車size,當然非免費,HK除了報紙電視冇免費野。
    "四歲以下的要坐安全椅"--舉腳贊成。Booster seat都其實不夠安全。(多謝你提起,等我得閑搵番個link出來嚇人。)不過在HK講,人地當我同你係傻:「使唔使咁巴閉,又唔見我細個時會死,唔使咁保護播,*人人都係咁*」。

    bunnyma: So glad to see like-minded moms like you here!
    I’d say SOMETHING – albeit not as safe – is better than nothing at all. If I’ve got nothing while stuck in a taxi, I would hold her on my lap and then put the adult seat belt over both of us – but with only the horizontal section over her. And my feet would stay pushing against the back of the seat in front, bracing myself for an abrupt stop.

    I look at it this way: when sandwiched between an adult and the adult seat belt, sure the child will be hurt by extra force the adult puts on her should the taxi stop abruptly. But if the force is really large, i’m thinking the adult could at least help hold her in place if she’s on the adult’s lap, whereas if she’s sitting by herself strapped by a regular seat belt, a large force could send her flying out the window. Of course people will start laughing at me and my weird thoughts again – but that’s ok.

    I ordered a “travel vest" from amazon.com. IF the child is at least 30+ pounds or so, actually it’s safer than a booster seat . (But of course a car-seat is safest, esp for those under 4.) Can be used for a few years.
    https://mama4.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/travel-vest/

  5. Once a taxi driver told me that I should not put the seat belt together with 1 1, not even the horizontal part, cos if touch wood anything happens, my weight will also crush the little thing into the seat belt, causing grave harm too. He said my maternal instincts should be sufficient to hold him tight enough when there is a sudden movement/crash wor. So what is better – (i) us putting the seatbelt together, with only the horizontal part across the child, or (ii) put the sealbelt on me, pray throughout the journey for God’s protenction, and rely on my maternal instincts if sh*t happens? I need some enligtenment too. I had a look at your travel vest when you first introduced it to us, but it seems a very heavy thing to bring along when going out, so I hesitated.

    None of my friends seems to share my worries over road safety (not even my hubby), thinking that I’m paranoid, and I’m so glad to find that I’m not the only one here. I need to consider this because 1 1 is getting a bit too big for his car seat now, and is very squashed in it. I might need a booster seat but then again he’s only 2, so it’s definitely not ideal……

  6. amy

    mama4, thanks for sharing your thoughts/tips. we do need to take taxi and other public transport quite often and i’m always puzzled how to better protect rafael.

    btw i watched this sad video on youtube about a boy who was killed after being thrown out of the car in an accident though he was buckled up in a booster seat. is this what you’re talking about? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azgBhZfcqaQ

  7. eeb

    我細個搭校車係無安全帶架(除咗前座最最最危險但又人人爭住要坐既王座),我地仲唔識死地開緊車都行前行後,而家我點都堅持要個仔讀區內幼稚園﹗

    另,尋日同事開心過執到金地話某某名幼稚園(有演奏廳o個間)收咗佢個仔,而家諗緊下晝報邊一間,我問午睡呢?佢答無架喇。 唉,心諗佢住元朗,去到咁遠小朋友已經好辛苦,仲要直踩埋下午... ... 不過各人有各人想法,佢覺得小朋友留o係屋企對住個外傭無嘢學,我覺得學習可以更廣闊。

  8. 一一媽媽:

    阿包現在用的是第二張安全椅了(適合重量至100磅﹗﹗不過,沒有註明高度,哈﹗)。之前那張是給BB用的,如果你現用的安全椅太細,可以買一張大一些的。我等佢大多兩年才考慮用booster。

    如果真的沒有辦法,我才會自己綁安全帶,然後抱著BB坐。

  9. Thank you readandeat!!! I didn’t realise there are car seats for kids up to 100 pounds until now. Must go and do some more market research, a.k.a shopping!!! Thanks!!!

  10. 小女子每天七時駕車上班, 對校車在高速公路盲目加速切線飛馳都見怪不怪。經常跟身邊友好講:「校車好危險, 冇必要真係唔好俾小朋友坐校車」, 友好的反應好似話緊我小題大做多d!

    hk人對小孩子坐車的安全意識真係唔多掂! 其實由細訓練的話, 唔應該會有太多唔肯扣安全帶的問題架喎……

    我家小boo由2個月起坐bb car seat, 到而家兩歲, 一坐上私家車係順理成章叫人幫佢扣安全帶, 連坐high chair都係自願被縛, 去日本旅行租車就更加係當正張car seat係自己地盤 (一坐上去就訓添呀), 我估佢如果有日要坐校車, 都應該係五秒之內自願被縛的一員!

  11. 我小學係坐中華巴士返學既,每一日都係架車到訓練紮馬同鐵爪,巴士司機係當自己揸法拉利,每個彎都係度玩飄移,跌到一地人係家常便飯,我細妹試過落車比度門卡住個頭;每次司機見有人追巴士都馬上踩行油門走,司機玩學生仔當免費娛樂。

    搭校車,都係睇住佢扣好安全帶先走,平常多D提醒阿b 要扣帶。Touchwood, 其實校巴都算唔多意外,或者咁講,香港日光日白都唔算多嚴重意外,多數都係輕微碰撞或急停車,有扣兩點式安全帶都算安全架既。

  12. amy: thanks, yes that’s the boy i was talking about. i’m writing a post on it and should post it soon.

  13. siugub

    講起小朋友路上安全, 比朋友笑了不知多少次, 話我太緊張, 但意外就係意料之外, 點解可以做好d時唔做呢, 到意外發生先去回頭望就太遲啦.

    其實我最關心都係坐的士, 因為有時去短途唔渣車都要坐的士, 本來我想買個手提car seat, 見過囡囡的同學仔返學放學坐的士用, 不過我在香港找來找去也買不到呀.

    至於校車, 盡可能我都唔想囡囡坐, 雖然我知這也是小朋友social life的一部份, 但見識過香港職業司機的安全意識, 我都有少少怕怕, 或者真係等四歲後阿囡自己可以照顧到自己多一點才考慮呀.

  14. siugub: 個手提car seat係點架?係咪輕巧過小C果個火箭裝置?

    我也覺得,如非必要,校車呢樣野真係遲D都唔遲

  15. siugub

    個手提car seat, 樣子有少少似baby用的搖椅, 比一般car seat輕巧, 可以上的士先再扣安全帶, 不過唔同小c個火箭裝置, 手提car seat仍然有個架, 其實帶出街都大件, 不過如果的士來的士往, 例如返學放學, 我見同學仔媽咪用都ok.
    可惜當我想買時, 同學仔已轉了班/轉了校, 所以問不到. 而我上網和在香港的baby shop周圍問, 也找不到相類似的 @@

    其實我都少少心動想買小c的火箭裝置, 不過一來我個囡未夠重, 二來, 運費好似仲貴過個火箭裝置呀, 陰功!

  16. 是否可以當stroller推的?
    如果係,HK冇得買,amazon應該有,但當然運費會傻

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  21. I am a strong supporter of child seat. My in-law responded “if you drive slowly it is ok"😦

    It is not really me that I am worried about, I said. Having said that, there are times that I have to let them ride without a car seat, particular when it is short distance because I am not always available to take her back and forth.

    And one more tip: make sure the child sit in reverse in the backseat for as long as possible……

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