Road traffic levels have fallen by about two-thirds since the Government introduced the Covid-19 lockdown. But you still need to be careful on the empty roads.
Why You Should Be More Careful Driving on Empty Roads During Covid 19
Rush hour has almost disappeared from the UK as most of us stay at home. However, there are concerns that lower traffic levels have led to more drivers speeding. The police have caught one driver doing 91mph in a 50mph part of the A12 and another doing 118mph on a 70mph zone of the A13.
Police forces say that drivers speeding is one of the ‘fatal four’ causes of traffic collisions, along with using mobile phones at the wheel, not wearing a seatbelt and drink driving.
Advice to drivers: slow down, save lives
Exceeding the speed limit is illegal and also dangerous. Lower traffic is not an excuse to break the law, so do not be lulled into a false sense of security by paying less attention to the road as you would normally.
The NHS is dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic which puts pressure on resources and its attention needs to be focused on those who need it most. It does not need to deal with unnecessary road accidents.
The police are keeping people safe during the pandemic and so their resources should be focused on that, not with dealing with speeding or attending preventable traffic collisions.
Most people taking daily exercise are following the Government’s social distancing guidelines. In residential areas, this involves sharing narrow paths and many pedestrians choose to cross to the other side or use the road.
More people than ever are using cycles for their daily exercise or to commute. Cyclists are exercising social distancing and may need to move to the centre of the road.
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