Stronger police enforcement

In rural areas we are seeing more and more people starting to venture out for the day. Small villages will be the new epicentres for outbreaks if this is allowed to continue. The police need to act now. Road blocks should be set up randomly and drivers checked to make sure there journey is essential. Heavier fines for those breaking the rules.

Why the contribution is important

To reduce infection spread.

by Rob on May 06, 2020 at 08:18AM

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  • Posted by MrsBoggs May 06, 2020 at 10:02

    No. Absolutely not. Our freedom to make our own decisions is a basic human right. I'll explain to any officer why I choose to drive here, go there, but no-one should have to fear fines or court hearings for making simple day to day choices based on their own essential circumstances.
  • Posted by Woody90 May 06, 2020 at 10:32

    Totally agree, far too many people going too far from home for their exercise. Puts rural communities at risk and stretches their resources. Most of the places people are heading to are served by one or two main roads, setting up Police check points would stop people and act as a deterrent. Most European countries have had far more stringent controls on being ‘out’ including complete bans in some cases, backed up by enforcement. The ‘education’ part of the current strategy isn’t working.
  • Posted by Muriel May 06, 2020 at 15:29

    I personally would never welcome being controlled in this way. I always try to behave responsibly but would rebel if needed.
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