Coronavirus = empty roads

Coronavirus = empty roads

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SpamDisco

269 posts

77 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Chicken dinner said:
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
Taken from the BBC news:
https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article...
"Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus or endemic human coronaviruses (HCoV) can persist on inanimate surfaces like metal, glass or plastic for up to 9 days"

Vending machines ban in Lombardy:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51991972

Plus years back I used to work in a petrol station, I was advised to always wear gloves and wash hands after coming into contact with diesel due to it increasing the risk of cancer.
https://www.jstor.org/stable/40966812?seq=1

p4cks

4,597 posts

152 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Took the Clio out for the first time in about 6 months today as I'd hoped the roads would be clear but alas, normal.

Seems the best time to be on the road is Monday to Friday in the morning... my commuting time has over halved!

st33ly

301 posts

100 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Chubbyross said:
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.
Many thanks for that kind comment mate. Appreciate the thanks and gratitude. Cheers.

NWTony

2,412 posts

181 months

Sunday 22nd March
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TheRainMaker said:
OSHB47 said:
TheRainMaker said:
It’s not about the risk of the virus, what happens if you crash?
Do you really want to be in the hospital system right now?
To be fair, chances of a bad crash on one journey is pretty remote I’d say
They are, but the downside if you did would be horrific.
As opposed to the normal outcome of a bad accident?

Chicken dinner

2,254 posts

21 months

Sunday 22nd March
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SpamDisco said:
Chicken dinner said:
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
Taken from the BBC news:
https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article...
"Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus or endemic human coronaviruses (HCoV) can persist on inanimate surfaces like metal, glass or plastic for up to 9 days"

Vending machines ban in Lombardy:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51991972

Plus years back I used to work in a petrol station, I was advised to always wear gloves and wash hands after coming into contact with diesel due to it increasing the risk of cancer.
https://www.jstor.org/stable/40966812?seq=1
That's fascinating but entirely irrelevant to "I am led to believe that petrol pumps are[bb] one of the leading areas[/b] for transmission of corona virus at the moment'

people should be more concerned about their mobile phones


Justin Case

1,401 posts

87 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Don't know about the roads, we haven't been out since Friday, but we live under the flight path going into Birmingham Airport. Normally it would be quite busy but yesterday there was only one plane all day. I didn't see it but it was sounded like the Emirates Airbus from Dubai. So far today nothing. I don't normally notice the noise, it isn't very obtrusive and only lasts for a few seconds, but now I'm finding the silence quite eerie. Does anyone who lives near a busy road find it the same?

Blakewater

3,479 posts

110 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Chicken dinner said:
That's fascinating but entirely irrelevant to "I am led to believe that petrol pumps are[bb] one of the leading areas[/b] for transmission of corona virus at the moment'

people should be more concerned about their mobile phones
Any surface touched by a lot of people is going to be a hot spot for picking up the virus. No one is suggesting not using petrol pumps, just use gloves or at least give your hands a good wash after and avoid the potential for transferring the virus from the pump to your car door handle, steering wheel, etc from where you can then transfer it to your face.

psi310398

6,413 posts

156 months

Sunday 22nd March
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The last two days have seen an increase in the more expensive recent Astons and Mercs on the roads in and around NW3, maybe because they can make some progress on relatively uncluttered roads or maybe because the owners think this might be a last chance to use them for a while (and they are no longer chained to their desks)... I also saw a rather tasty Series III E-type OTS out in use in England's Lane today.

vikingaero

4,692 posts

122 months

Sunday 22nd March
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psi310398 said:
The last two days have seen an increase in the more expensive recent Astons and Mercs on the roads in and around NW3, maybe because they can make some progress on relatively uncluttered roads or maybe because the owners think this might be a last chance to use them before the finance company repossesses them. I also saw a rather tasty Series III E-type OTS out in use in England's Lane today.
Edited for you.

psi310398

6,413 posts

156 months

Sunday 22nd March
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vikingaero said:
psi310398 said:
The last two days have seen an increase in the more expensive recent Astons and Mercs on the roads in and around NW3, maybe because they can make some progress on relatively uncluttered roads or maybe because the owners think this might be a last chance to use them before the finance company repossesses them. I also saw a rather tasty Series III E-type OTS out in use in England's Lane today.
Edited for you.
Ouch, but possibly true.

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Zarco

13,096 posts

162 months

Sunday 22nd March
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psi310398 said:
vikingaero said:
psi310398 said:
The last two days have seen an increase in the more expensive recent Astons and Mercs on the roads in and around NW3, maybe because they can make some progress on relatively uncluttered roads or maybe because the owners think this might be a last chance to use them before the finance company repossesses them. I also saw a rather tasty Series III E-type OTS out in use in England's Lane today.
Edited for you.
Ouch, but possibly true.

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That or we finally had a weekend with sunshine.

Pothole

29,581 posts

235 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Chicken dinner said:
That's fascinating but entirely irrelevant to "I am led to believe that petrol pumps are[bb] one of the leading areas[/b] for transmission of corona virus at the moment'

people should be more concerned about their mobile phones
Nobody except me has touched my mobile phone for about 2 weeks.

Chicken dinner

2,254 posts

21 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Pothole said:
Chicken dinner said:
That's fascinating but entirely irrelevant to "I am led to believe that petrol pumps are[bb] one of the leading areas[/b] for transmission of corona virus at the moment'

people should be more concerned about their mobile phones
Nobody except me has touched my mobile phone for about 2 weeks.
Think a bit more laterally.
You touch something
Post on PH,FB or makes a call
Some time later washes hands.
Touches phone.
Touches something else.

You can see a situation where you’re constantly re contaminating your hands or transfers something from a surface to your phone then touches face.


AllDayBreakfast

63 posts

46 months

Sunday 22nd March
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I'm a truck driver and I'm loving it! I get paid for a minimum of 9 hours and I've been clocking off ovet an hour early every day.

swisstoni

8,941 posts

232 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Now would be a good time to at least double the contactless £30 limit.

LM24Nut

586 posts

15 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Crikey...heck of a lot of performance cars out today? Focus RS's, Aston Martins, Bimmer M4s, Porsches etc...

bolidemichael

3,007 posts

154 months

Sunday 22nd March
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swisstoni said:
Now would be a good time to at least double the contactless £30 limit.
A sensible measure

808 Estate

839 posts

44 months

Sunday 22nd March
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If the roads do become empty, then it would be an ideal time to get the bloody pot holes sorted out.

Boosted LS1

18,908 posts

213 months

Sunday 22nd March
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I've just done a 2 hour blat that for the last 30 years has taken 3 hours. The roads are clear but even on motorways you still get a sleepy retard in lane 3 or 4. The morons are still there but not enough to get in your way.

Dyl

1,077 posts

163 months

Sunday 22nd March
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Justin Case said:
Don't know about the roads, we haven't been out since Friday, but we live under the flight path going into Birmingham Airport. Normally it would be quite busy but yesterday there was only one plane all day. I didn't see it but it was sounded like the Emirates Airbus from Dubai. So far today nothing. I don't normally notice the noise, it isn't very obtrusive and only lasts for a few seconds, but now I'm finding the silence quite eerie. Does anyone who lives near a busy road find it the same?
We live under the approach into Glasgow Airport and the skies are definitely quieter. It is a clear day today and there aren't even many chemtrails wink visible from high level flights