Police issue definitive rules on 'essential journeys' after 60 drivers stopped in Sheffield

Police working to keep Sheffield safe during lockdown have issued a reminder on what qualifies as an ‘essential journey’ after 60 motorists were stopped in the city.

Sunday, 3rd May 2020, 3:57 pm
Updated Sunday, 3rd May 2020, 3:57 pm

Police Sargeant Adam Woods, of the Broomhill policing team, took to the Sheffield North West NHP Facebook page to remind drivers of the rules:

- Only go outside for food, health reasons, or work (but only if you cannot work from home)

- If you go out, stay 2 metres away from other people at all times

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Police conducting road checks in the city.

- Wash your hands as soon as you get home

He added: “Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don't have symptoms.

“With fewer vehicles on our roads, some may attempt to exploit this as an opportunity to drive at excessive speed.”

PS Woods urged drivers to take extra care regardless of how many times you drive a route, as conditions could be different due to police conduction road checks.

Recently four drivers have been caught speeding and 60 have been stopped.

PS Woods said: “The best excuse, ‘I'm going to the bank to put some money in’, but didn’t have any money...

“Go on, have yourself a ticket.”

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