The roads of North Wales are used to drive at high speeds by people who ignore the ban on non-essential travel.
People have been ordered to stay at home, with only those who need to work or obtain essential items authorized to travel to the UK as the battle to stop the spread of coronavirus continues.
Despite this, North Wales police say they meet motorists traveling at high speed on the road.
Officers urged people to be responsible, saying, “The last thing we need is to deal with a road traffic collision.”
Despite being asked to stay home, we are still seeing many driving / driving at high speed
Due to less traffic? Nice weather? No excuses. The application will continue
– HGC Uned Plismona & # 39; r Ffyrdd / NWP Roads Policing Unit (@NWPRPU) March 25, 2020
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Despite being asked to stay home, we are still seeing people driving at high speeds on some of our roads – this also includes motorcycles.
Maybe it’s because there is less traffic on the roads? Maybe it’s because some are still taking advantage of the good weather?
There are no excuses. The application will continue. We are still out there keeping an eye on the streets. Please follow the warning.
The last thing we need is to deal with a road traffic collision. Our colleagues in the NHS are under extreme pressure. Don’t add to it. #StayHomeSaveLives.
– North Wales police post on Facebook
More than 100 people commented on the police Facebook post to share their experiences of racing drivers.
Faye Falshaw compared driving on the A55 to the Fast and Furious film franchise.
He wrote: “Turning off the JLL kettle / singing singer was like something fast and furious last night. It’s ridiculous!”
Joanne Mclellan said: “Control the A548 through Llanfairtalhairn all I hear is that the motorcycles have gone by motorbike”
Medwen Griffiths added: “The bikes are still going up in Denbigh Moors”
Nicola Williams said: “Just like the 2 idiots on an off-road bike with no lights or helmets hurtling down Johnstown’s main road in Wrexham at 7am yesterday evening !!!”
Now you can only leave home for four reasons that shop out of necessity, once a day for exercise, medical needs and trips to or from work if you are unable to work from home.
All non-essential stores are closed and only grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, DIY stores, pet shops, post offices and banks remain open.