Coronavirus = empty roads

Coronavirus = empty roads

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Chubbyross

675 posts

39 months

Thursday 26th March
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Johnnytheboy said:
Volunteer for the NHS as a driver, use your car of choice!

I'm going to use my weekend toy to deliver prescriptions rofl
Or giving NHS staff lifts. Sorted.

Short Grain

1,246 posts

174 months

Thursday 26th March
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Johnnytheboy said:
Volunteer for the NHS as a driver, use your car of choice!

I'm going to use my weekend toy to deliver prescriptions rofl
This! Applied last night and just waiting for a reply. Sis also works somewhere in the NHS and gave me a couple of prescription hubs who she thinks may need drivers so looking to drive with official permission,I also live alone so this may help.

Failing that, fridge is full of Duvel so I'll self isolate quite happily, only go out when I need milk, bread, etc.

Some people hold the belief that rules don't apply to them. Fair enough if whatever you do only impacts you.
Very different with CV, you could will be directly responsible for spreading death with your actions, sleep with that!!! eek

I'll let you know what happens. driving

Chubbyross

675 posts

39 months

Thursday 26th March
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Short Grain said:
Johnnytheboy said:
Volunteer for the NHS as a driver, use your car of choice!

I'm going to use my weekend toy to deliver prescriptions rofl
This! Applied last night and just waiting for a reply. Sis also works somewhere in the NHS and gave me a couple of prescription hubs who she thinks may need drivers so looking to drive with official permission,I also live alone so this may help.

Failing that, fridge is full of Duvel so I'll self isolate quite happily, only go out when I need milk, bread, etc.

Some people hold the belief that rules don't apply to them. Fair enough if whatever you do only impacts you.
Very different with CV, you could will be directly responsible for spreading death with your actions, sleep with that!!! eek

I'll let you know what happens. driving
Keep us posted. Unfortunately I’ve offered my services in a non-driving capacity so I’ll have to sit this out until I get to play with my toy again.

Duvel - a fine, fine beer, sir!

Johnnytheboy

19,895 posts

140 months

Thursday 26th March
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I've volunteered to deliver stuff only. smile

No people! laugh

demic

135 posts

115 months

Thursday 26th March
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V8fan said:
North Yorkshire police do. Starting random road checks:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-y...
Yes started already, passed one today on the York ring road.Unmarked BMW parked Up at a roundabout and a marked car and van in the next lay-by.

Blakeatron

2,217 posts

127 months

Thursday 26th March
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Johnnytheboy said:
Volunteer for the NHS as a driver, use your car of choice!

I'm going to use my weekend toy to deliver prescriptions rofl
Me too - cant wait to deliver drugs on the fireblade!

Chubbyross

675 posts

39 months

Thursday 26th March
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Blakeatron said:
Johnnytheboy said:
Volunteer for the NHS as a driver, use your car of choice!

I'm going to use my weekend toy to deliver prescriptions rofl
Me too - cant wait to deliver drugs on the fireblade!
I bet you wouldn’t be the first one!

Boosted LS1

18,926 posts

214 months

Thursday 26th March
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It's far to dangerous to go out. Isn't that what we've been told by peeps on here? Doing a good deed won't stop it being dangerous even if worthy. Your all doomed I tell thee.

Rashman

87 posts

122 months

Thursday 26th March
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sharepointalex said:
BBC News on TV or radio?

A lot of conflicting opinions here from the press vs police. Completely agree the necessary vs unnecessary journeys point and being out and especially driving like a d*** means the risk of an RTA and then putting load on the NHS etc.

Maybe the BBC and the police should have a chat! This is conflicting advice and I'm not sure quoting the BBC is going to cut it if I'm out for a drive.
Hi mate,
It’s was the BBC News tv channel, this afternoon.

Gad-Westy

10,069 posts

167 months

Thursday 26th March
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Boosted LS1 said:
It's far to dangerous to go out. Isn't that what we've been told by peeps on here? Doing a good deed won't stop it being dangerous even if worthy. Your all doomed I tell thee.
FFS. How do you and others not get this? It's so fking simple!

Rashman

87 posts

122 months

Thursday 26th March
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Superleg48 said:
How clear does it have to be:

Stay at Home unless it is essential to leave the house.
Do not undertake non essential journeys.

So, fancying going for a bit of a drive fits into which of the above exactly?

Really, it is remarkable how many utter self-entitled plums spend their time working out loopholes to the most urgent request the Nation has had to fulfil in years as a collective effort to try to prevent this country descending into the same state as Italy, Spain etc.

It also appears you cannot reason with these fools, as they all know best and couldn’t give two fks about the impact their actions may have on other people, given the carefully calculated infinitesimal risk that they are so expertly positioned to assess.

I despair, I really do.
Little less caffeine, bud : )

smartypants

44,111 posts

123 months

Thursday 26th March
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Gad-Westy said:
FFS. How do you and others not get this? It's so fking simple!
I’ve given up. All you can do is do your bit and hope it doesn’t go the way of Italy.

The daily broadcasts should be on all channels and all media and piped into the moronic brains of the UK by whatever means necessary.




Boosted LS1

18,926 posts

214 months

Thursday 26th March
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Gad-Westy said:
Boosted LS1 said:
It's far to dangerous to go out. Isn't that what we've been told by peeps on here? Doing a good deed won't stop it being dangerous even if worthy. Your all doomed I tell thee.
FFS. How do you and others not get this? It's so fking simple!
And yet some are really getting emotional. Don't go near other people is the sensible mantra. Being 'out' doesn't mean being near anybody. It's so fking simple. Why do you not get this?

Gad-Westy

10,069 posts

167 months

Thursday 26th March
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Boosted LS1 said:
Gad-Westy said:
Boosted LS1 said:
It's far to dangerous to go out. Isn't that what we've been told by peeps on here? Doing a good deed won't stop it being dangerous even if worthy. Your all doomed I tell thee.
FFS. How do you and others not get this? It's so fking simple!
And yet some are really getting emotional. Don't go near other people is the sensible mantra. Being 'out' doesn't mean being near anybody. It's so fking simple. Why do you not get this?
Shall we all do it then? Or just you?

I know it's been said many times on here and other threads so I very much doubt it's going to sink in but there are a massive number of people putting in a truly gigantic effort in this country and around the world to contain this virus and do as much as possible to keep it even close to within the capacity of the health services. You can help that effort actively by volunteering to do your bit or passively by staying out of the way as much as possible. What absolutely doesn't help is for you and others to add to the load of the system, whether that be taking up road space, filling up with fuel or driving into a tree. There is nothing to be gained other than your selfish gratification.

Edited by Gad-Westy on Thursday 26th March 19:35

Superleg48

914 posts

87 months

Thursday 26th March
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Boosted LS1 said:
Gad-Westy said:
Boosted LS1 said:
It's far to dangerous to go out. Isn't that what we've been told by peeps on here? Doing a good deed won't stop it being dangerous even if worthy. Your all doomed I tell thee.
FFS. How do you and others not get this? It's so fking simple!
And yet some are really getting emotional. Don't go near other people is the sensible mantra. Being 'out' doesn't mean being near anybody. It's so fking simple. Why do you not get this?
The Instruction is “Do not leave your house unless it is essential to do so, for example, to collect essential,supplies, medicines, support the vulnerable, to take exercise or if you have to go to work.”

If you think that translates as “you are entitled to go for a jolly in your car” then clearly you are incredibly stupid. There is no other explanation. Really there isn’t.

Superleg48

914 posts

87 months

Thursday 26th March
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Rashman said:
Little less caffeine, bud : )
Thanks for your input. rolleyes

G_Morto

317 posts

12 months

Thursday 26th March
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Maybe Boosted has realised his website is fked for a while and wants to take out his frustration by being the 'Rebel without a clue'

Probably started whinging when he was told he couldn't buy more than 3 pies at the shop as well.

sparkyhx

3,423 posts

158 months

Thursday 26th March
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Superleg48 said:
How clear does it have to be:

Stay at Home unless it is essential to leave the house.
Do not undertake non essential journeys.

So, fancying going for a bit of a drive fits into which of the above exactly?

Really, it is remarkable how many utter self-entitled plums spend their time working out loopholes to the most urgent request the Nation has had to fulfil in years as a collective effort to try to prevent this country descending into the same state as Italy, Spain etc.

It also appears you cannot reason with these fools, as they all know best and couldn’t give two fks about the impact their actions may have on other people, given the carefully calculated infinitesimal risk that they are so expertly positioned to assess.

I despair, I really do.
I've had to go to the supermarket (several) every day this week to look for loo roll, I'd far sooner be tucked up in my car than going near anyone else at a f*cking supermarket, and I'm in the highest risk category being insulin dependent diabetic.

But for some reason it's fine to drive to several supermarkets every day than go out for a run for my own mental health once in a while.

Staying at home there are still risks, we all know the stats on injuries in the home, I've been up and down ladders all week painting...…...should I stop...…..I been using using power tools...….should I stop?. Doing some electrics...…….should I stop?...……... handling shopping...…...should I stop?...…...taking deliveries of parcels...…..should I stop?...…...putting out the bins...........should I stop that?......….sitting on benches, touching railings...……….should I stop? etc etc etc

All these are risks of simply being at home, yet there are many millions all doing these many times a day


Edited by sparkyhx on Thursday 26th March 20:16

Gad-Westy

10,069 posts

167 months

Thursday 26th March
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smartypants said:
Gad-Westy said:
FFS. How do you and others not get this? It's so fking simple!
I’ve given up. All you can do is do your bit and hope it doesn’t go the way of Italy.

The daily broadcasts should be on all channels and all media and piped into the moronic brains of the UK by whatever means necessary.
Sadly, I'm inclined to agree.

On a brighter note it does feel like those looking for 'clever' little loop holes to take advantage of are far out weighed by the sheer number of people trying to help.

Boosted LS1

18,926 posts

214 months

Thursday 26th March
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^ lol, your funny. If I sit by a lake or in a wood for hours on end there's no risk of transmission. I'm allowed to exercise, ride my bike or walk a dog.