In the strange world we find ourselves in now, traffic in certain areas has reduced to next to nothing. We should all be out only for essential journeys, but that is not to say the situation is without challenges.
We have families out walking in groups and children with their parents out cycling on roads that would not normally expect to see such traffic. Farmers are still going about their business and animals both wild and domesticated will be enjoying the relatively quiet traffic situation to explore roads they would normally avoid. In these circumstances, we mustn’t forget our manners and the need to share the road space safely.IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, Richard Gladman, has put together a few simple tips to keep us all safe on the road.
Richard says, “The last thing we want to do now is put any extra strain on the hospitals, a slight misjudgement when driving can result in an incident that ends up in casualty. Rural areas that would never usually see pedestrians or inexperienced cyclists are home to families trying to exercise in safety away from possible infection. By following the advice we are always offering to our children to ‘share nicely’ we can do our part to help keep our quieter roads as safe as possible for all road users.”
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