Coronavirus = empty roads

Coronavirus = empty roads

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v8ben

11 posts

28 months

Saturday 21st March
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Deserted in mid Devon - pretty quiet normally but this is different. Just enjoyed driving the boxster, though restraint is needed with all these quiet roads!

Ray Luxury-Yacht

8,767 posts

168 months

Saturday 21st March
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shost said:
Doom is real. Please if you are going out to enjoy some time alone and clear space, PLEASE do so responsibly. Now is not the time to test limits of car or bike.

There is no hype anymore, the wave is coming, please don’t be part of the problem.

BW

Frontline medic NHS
I'm an NHS Para, and I largely agree with you, but...down here on the South Coast the roads have been incredibly quiet, especially later in the evening.

So, with my work hat on, I would remind patrons to take extra care on the roads at this time.
Without the hat, I cannot lie that I may have been taking advantage of the situation biggrindriving

Double Fault

666 posts

215 months

Saturday 21st March
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Very very busy down my way as loads of day trippers headed to the Witterings beaches in West Sussex today. Maybe they haven’t heard about the virus thingy

A1VDY

1,586 posts

79 months

Saturday 21st March
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gred said:
Be careful what you. wish for, I'm stuck in Spain and the lockdown is more stringent that you are currently experiencing. Here you can only use your car to go the local supermarket or pharmacy, only one person in the car, and it is being policed stringently by the Guardia with 100 euro fines. Key workers have permits to travel to work.

Maybe coming to you soon?
Free borders being able to travel from Scandinavia to Turkey doesnt/hasn't helped the situation.
Not being blasé but the UK is an island and it Will clear up here much faster the the Euro mainland.

WJNB

2,271 posts

113 months

Saturday 21st March
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All the traffic is in supermarket car parks.

AI1694

590 posts

46 months

Saturday 21st March
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Much quieter in Solihull/Birmingham.

Pothole

28,619 posts

234 months

Saturday 21st March
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TheOtherMonkey said:
May be hearsay, but I am led to believe that petrol pumps are one of the leading areas for transmission of corona virus at the moment - so please wear gloves when you gill up, and wash your hands.
"may be" If you're "led to believe" then of course it's bloody hearsay!

How can you not be aware of the dangerous stupidity of this kind of rumour mongering? You're connected to the greatest open source of information ever known. Check before posting crap, for goodness' sake.

That said, I used some paper towel filling the bike yesterday, without having heard any unsubstantiated, sensationalist rumours.

MG CHRIS

6,804 posts

119 months

Saturday 21st March
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Yep roads around south wales and commute too Cardiff been cut by half during the week and dropping day on day. The only people that I know still driving to work are people that have no option. If people can work from home they are.

Tbh I was tempted by a drive upto Brecon but seen the photos looks like most of wales is up there.

bolidemichael

2,581 posts

153 months

Saturday 21st March
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I was thinking that had my bike been MOTd and insured, it's a perfect scenario to go and enjoy my favourite roads - as with the wedding of Will and Kate. However, the point about demanding ambulance services in case of something going wrong is a pertinent one and didn't interrupt my daydream.

Funnily enough, now that I'm not doing school run, I can cycle to work and despite the roads being emptier in London, I feel more vulnerable. Possibly because there are more uber and reckless drivers and partially because there'll be no witnesses if I'm knocked off.

I did go up to Glasgow to bring my mother in law down to stay with us and the average speed was very high considering that we were essentially travelling through the duration of a working day.

Lotobear

1,836 posts

80 months

Saturday 21st March
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I was supposed to be in France skiing this week so instead taxed the Lotus and took her into the Lakes and then the Dales yesterday (and no, I didn't get out, honest, before the CV19 police jump me! well, maybe except for fish and ships in Skipton).

The roads were indeed quiet and I'd forgotten how good the B6255 Hawes to Ingleton is. Loads of superbikes about but no other cars of interest spotted.

HD Adam

4,444 posts

136 months

Saturday 21st March
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Empty roads in Houston.

My commute to work is 35 miles which normally takes 50-55 minutes.

Been doing it last week in 30-35 eek

Even quieter out today.

Unfortunately, still the same number of Police patrols and I'm easily spotted in a bright green car frown

breadvan

1,524 posts

120 months

Saturday 21st March
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Bournemouth beach looked like Boxing Day walks going on. FFS.

Traffic at normal level once the day got going.

shost

648 posts

95 months

Sunday 22nd March
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TheOtherMonkey said:
May be hearsay, but I am led to believe that petrol pumps are one of the leading areas for transmission of corona virus at the moment - so please wear gloves when you gill up, and wash your hands.
Correct. Always been the way for any bacteria or virus.

Riley Blue

16,162 posts

178 months

Sunday 22nd March
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shost said:
TheOtherMonkey said:
May be hearsay, but I am led to believe that petrol pumps are one of the leading areas for transmission of corona virus at the moment - so please wear gloves when you gill up, and wash your hands.
Correct. Always been the way for any bacteria or virus.
Public Health England said: 'Petrol pumps are no worse than other surfaces, although we do recommend people use gloves and wash their hands after using them.'

Source, the DM:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8138935/H...






berlintaxi

8,153 posts

125 months

Sunday 22nd March
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A1VDY said:
Free borders being able to travel from Scandinavia to Turkey doesnt/hasn't helped the situation.
Not being blasé but the UK is an island and it Will clear up here much faster the the Euro mainland.
rofl

Piginapoke

972 posts

137 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Traffic seems well down in Suffolk- maybe 50% of usual I'd say.

Go out for a (socially distanced) run, cycle, walk in the fresh air- much better use of time.

Cold

8,483 posts

42 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Double Fault said:
Very very busy down my way as loads of day trippers headed to the Witterings beaches in West Sussex today. Maybe they haven’t heard about the virus thingy
They must have heard you because the car park at Wittering is now closed until further notice due to such an overwhelming amount of people choosing to self isolate there.

Chicken dinner

1,849 posts

20 months

Sunday 22nd March
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shost said:
TheOtherMonkey said:
May be hearsay, but I am led to believe that petrol pumps are one of the leading areas for transmission of corona virus at the moment - so please wear gloves when you gill up, and wash your hands.
Correct. Always been the way for any bacteria or virus.
Both feel free to post anything backing this up.

We have the answer here.
Stop filling up with petrol and re open all the clubs pubs and restaurants.

Jobs a goodun

Zarco

12,995 posts

161 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Ray Luxury-Yacht said:
shost said:
Doom is real. Please if you are going out to enjoy some time alone and clear space, PLEASE do so responsibly. Now is not the time to test limits of car or bike.

There is no hype anymore, the wave is coming, please don’t be part of the problem.

BW

Frontline medic NHS
I'm an NHS Para, and I largely agree with you, but...down here on the South Coast the roads have been incredibly quiet, especially later in the evening.

So, with my work hat on, I would remind patrons to take extra care on the roads at this time.
Without the hat, I cannot lie that I may have been taking advantage of the situation biggrindriving
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Chubbyross

479 posts

37 months

Sunday 22nd March
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I went out for a spin yesterday. The roads were quite busy in north London but once out on the A1(M) things were quieter than usual. I filled up the car and paid using the Shell app so no contact with anyone. I think going for a gentle drive is fine but anything more with a chance of an accident is selfish and not thinking about the consequences. Those in the NHS are going to be facing horrendous choices over the coming weeks - literally who lives and who dies - so adding to that stress is woefully unfair.

A more stringent lockdown is inevitable so enjoy our cars while we still can, within reason. Mine has only just come out of hibernation but I’ll be washing it today getting it ready to be stored again for the coming months.

If any medics or nurses are reading this thread I just want to thank you all for what you’re doing at the moment, along with the stressful time to come.