In these uncertain times, we all, as road users, are encouraged to do our bit by taking extra care on the roads if we must make an essential journey.
Whether you are a driver, rider, cyclist or pedestrian – we can all play our part over the coming months by staying at home, only travelling when necessary, practicing social distancing and taking extra care on every journey.
What Can We Do?
To help reduce the spread of coronavirus, measures have been introduced requiring people to stay at home.
You should only leave the house for one of four reasons:
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
- one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
- any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home
If you choose to walk or cycle as part of your once-a-day exercise, practice social distancing and continue to stay alert for vehicles required to use the road.
Drivers – although there may be less traffic on the roads, continue to be aware of those less vulnerable, such as people walking, cycling and motorcycling.
Our key message is, as always, reduce your speed, wear a seatbelt, pay attention, ignore the phone and never ever drive having taken alcohol or drugs.
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