Coronavirus = empty roads

Coronavirus = empty roads

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roygarth

2,668 posts

201 months

Saturday 28th March
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Superleg48 said:
All of the arguments being raised about risk comparisons, whilst valid are missing the fundamental point. The instruction, not advice, is to stay at home unless essential to leave. It is not essential to drive for a jolly it is not essential to cycle 100 or 200 miles, it is not essential to run 5 or 10k. Exercise is allowed, but the intention of that advice is you start from home and return to home ( not drive somewhere first). Just go for a walk once a day for a couple of weeks. You can do that wherever you live and still manage the 2m social distancing advice, be it city, town or countryside.
This is it and it is really the end of the discussion vis a vis going out for a drive.


ARHarh

638 posts

60 months

Saturday 28th March
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Been out in the garden most of the day so far and overlooking one of the popular roads out to north wales I have seen quite a few obviously non essential trips taking place, 3 groups of cyclists, one group of eight the others of 4 each, 4 adult males could be all living in the same house but 8 is unlikely. I have seen 4 groups of motorcyclists, I am sure they were only going shopping for essentials though. Last night a group of 5 cars stopped at the bottom of the hill, spoke to each over then all drove off together. The local attraction has had to be closed as people were still travelling there to go for a walk. Plenty of cars parked in the car park, This is in an area which is generally very quiet this time of year.

Riley Blue

16,383 posts

179 months

Saturday 28th March
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smartypants said:
Riley Blue said:
That maybe so but it's not helping to voice it when everyone is struggling to do the right thing in this unprecedented situation.
That was exactly my point though, people are not doing enough in this current situation. The amount of people still going out and about daily is crazy. Just sit indoors! Perhaps I structured that particularly point a bit insensitively and I apologise for that.
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Boosted LS1

18,884 posts

213 months

Saturday 28th March
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sparkyhx said:
sparta6 said:
For those who are struggling

But that's NOT what we are being asked to do.

There are hundreds of thousands (if not millions) working - most for obvious reasons, but some not so obvious - that's a risk
We are allowed to go for a 'walk' - why? its not essential! - that's a risk?
If we go outside in the countryside that's a different level of risk to doing it in a city center - yet people in city centres are allowed to do far riskier activity than people in the countryside its not essential - so stop it..
We don't want to put others at risk - agreed - so are we all sat at home lying flat on the bed? No anything other than that is none essential, if I climb a ladder, stand on a chair, walk up and down stairs, change a bulb, make a cup of tea, cook.

All these activities and many more besides have the potential to draw in others and are statistically more risky than having a drive.

There is no logic to 'advising' stopping some things in comparison with others, pointing out the illogical and arbitrary nonsense in thinking is NOT a crime.

Maintaining social distancing is essential, I don't think anyone is arguing against that, but to turn round and say the ONLY way of doing that is to stay at home (whilst being allowed to do non essential exercise and non essential walk the dog etc) is silly and illogical, totally ban all movement for none essential workers, that is the only thing to makes sense.
This all day long. Unfortunately the same olds keep trotting out the same old mantra. It's really like banging your head against a brick wall. Social distancing is the key everywhere you are, period.

ensignia

789 posts

188 months

Saturday 28th March
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CSLchappie said:
My house overlooks a crossroads on a sort of unofficial cross country time-trial route through the south notts villages. While WFH all week I've seen and heard plenty of exotica out for a blat, way more than we usually hear at the weekends, some driven sensibly, some like absolute tits including an M2 & M4 pairing that I've seen multiple times.

I've had my knuckles wrapped this morning by the police as we take our dogs over the next village to walk them (many reasons why which I won't explain here) fair play, thems the rules at the moment but it sounds like fines will be the norm from next week if you haven't got one of the qualifying reasons to be going out.
Dog walkers have really shown themselves up to be self entitled idiots these past few weeks.
Saturday 28th March
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ensignia said:
Dog walkers have really shown themselves up to be self entitled idiots these past few weeks.
Dog walkers and doggers too I imagine?

rosetank

634 posts

3 months

Saturday 28th March
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ensignia said:
Dog walkers have really shown themselves up to be self entitled idiots these past few weeks.
As are the Daily Mail types.

Solocle

1,334 posts

37 months

Saturday 28th March
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The A303 this afternoon... absolutely no hassle riding along it for a few miles!
I get the strong impression that the A roads are much safer than normal, whereas back roads might not be the same.

DonkeyApple

36,895 posts

122 months

Saturday 28th March
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ensignia said:
Dog walkers have really shown themselves up to be self entitled idiots these past few weeks.
You don’t want to imagine the horror of the virus jumps back to another mammal!!! No one really cares about old people and the weak in the UK. They are just punters who get in the way when trying to shop. But the country will collapse emotionally of a dog comes down with C19. And just imagine the violent revolution if the government were to then tell owners that dogs would no longer be allowed to lick faecal waste all over their faces!!!

Boosted LS1

18,884 posts

213 months

Saturday 28th March
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ensignia said:
CSLchappie said:
My house overlooks a crossroads on a sort of unofficial cross country time-trial route through the south notts villages. While WFH all week I've seen and heard plenty of exotica out for a blat, way more than we usually hear at the weekends, some driven sensibly, some like absolute tits including an M2 & M4 pairing that I've seen multiple times.

I've had my knuckles wrapped this morning by the police as we take our dogs over the next village to walk them (many reasons why which I won't explain here) fair play, thems the rules at the moment but it sounds like fines will be the norm from next week if you haven't got one of the qualifying reasons to be going out.
Dog walkers have really shown themselves up to be self entitled idiots these past few weeks.
Sure, they don't get infected by people like you lol. Best place to be safe is away from c++ts.

Boosted LS1

18,884 posts

213 months

Saturday 28th March
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rosetank said:
ensignia said:
Dog walkers have really shown themselves up to be self entitled idiots these past few weeks.
As are the Daily Wail types.
Corrected for you :-)

V8fan

3,290 posts

221 months

Saturday 28th March
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Probably 50 years since the A303 has been that quiet, when there was a major fuel crisis during the Arab-Israeli wars!

100

342 posts

29 months

Saturday 28th March
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Audi a1 drivers... why didn’t they just get an a3?! Lol

VeeFource

1,000 posts

130 months

Friday 3rd April
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100 said:
Audi a1 drivers... why didn’t they just get an a3?! Lol
Urr well if you don't need the extra space; cheaper to buy, cheaper to run, lighter, more nimble, narrower for less scary B road action, easier to park, quicker to clean.
..but apart from that, what have small cars ever done for us?

Lol

Edited by VeeFource on Friday 3rd April 19:42

Boosted LS1

18,884 posts

213 months

Friday 3rd April
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Best of three? Go on, you want to :-)

ZX10R NIN

17,464 posts

78 months

Friday 3rd April
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I have to say the numbers of performance cars I know see at the supermarket doing the "essential" runs is interesting lol but then again I'm no better wink

rosetank

634 posts

3 months

Friday 3rd April
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ZX10R NIN said:
I have to say the numbers of performance cars I know see at the supermarket doing the "essential" runs is interesting lol but then again I'm no better wink
Cars need exercise smile

survivalist

1,095 posts

143 months

Friday 3rd April
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100 said:
Audi a1 drivers... why didn’t they just get an a3?! Lol
Well, if you’re taking about the cooking/shopping version of the A1 then I’d probably agree.

If we’re taking S3/RS3 vs S1 then I’d buy the S1 every time. Big engine, small car and very unique in its sector.

If I was looking at an S3/RS3 I’d get the Golf R or A45/35 because it’s better or a M140i for the engine.

Boosted LS1

18,884 posts

213 months

Friday 3rd April
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The faster you get there, the less time you have to spread germs!

A1VDY

2,061 posts

80 months

Friday 3rd April
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Powerfully Built Company Director said:
ensignia said:
Dog walkers have really shown themselves up to be self entitled idiots these past few weeks.
Dog walkers and doggers too I imagine?
It's just another way for the goofy types to try to circumnavigate the law. No need to take a dog for a walk, for those with a garden let it run around outside. For those unfortunate to have a flat, a treadmill would do.
Just an excuse to get out when everyone should STAY AT HOME!