As socially unacceptable as drink driving

While many are “bending the rules” (eg meeting others outside and keeping a safe distance) some are just ignoring them.
Everything I’ve read from our governments and others says outside transmissions less likely than inside. Some are receiving visitors into their homes on a daily basis, and visiting other people’s homes. This is highly irresponsible and selfish behaviour but almost impossible to police. Police are targeting the soft underbelly of people outside but it’s those who are meeting inside who are creating most risk to others, and causing the rest of us to stay locked down for longer than we would otherwise.
If we believe the Governments message that this endangers life (and most of us do or we wouldn’t comply) then those completely flouting the rules are no better than drunk drivers and should receive the same response from society (and penalties in law) Given the near impossibility of policing what happens inside someone’s home only social pressure will bring these selfish people onboard.
We need to have the courage to call out those risking our lives and livelihoods. Some are stupid enough to post evidence on Facebook etc - please do not “like” these stupid posts but encourage compliance

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Drunk driving is controlled primarily by social unacceptability. It’s not acceptable to society so most don’t do it. We need the same social pressure on the selfish idiots putting our lives, livelihoods and lifestyle at risk.
Moving into next phases, we could do with an equivalent message to “don’t drink and drive”. Certainly something better than what the uk gov launched today.

by Pensionaccess on May 10, 2020 at 01:11PM

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  • Posted by curracoo May 10, 2020 at 13:18

    Give the police more powers.
  • Posted by Shabbyhouse May 10, 2020 at 13:21

    This is the start of fascism. Trust the people, and behave like an adult; there will always be transgressions.
  • Posted by Johnjul May 10, 2020 at 13:30

    Many single people, especially older people have chosen to ‘team up’ . They are isolated in their own separate homes and visit each other regularly, still with distancing. They travel by car in isolation. No problem! Effectively, the same as living under the same roof but they have their own space and they are not lonely.
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