How Driving Can Help Stop The Spread
Unfortunately, public transport has become a high-risk activity in 2020. COVID-19 droplets have been seen to remain airborne for as long as three hours, as well as detectable on surfaces for as long as 72 hours. While Transport NSW has taken steps to increase the safety of Sydney’s trains and buses, the enormous scale of the operation makes social distancing incredibly difficult.
Transport Minister Andrew Constance has urged that “when it comes to public transport, we know it is a high risk area and that’s why I’m urging people to walk, ride their bike, drive a car if they have to get out and about”.
For those who usually depend on public transport as they don’t have their licence yet, this is a big change – and we’ve made sure our cars are as safe as possible to help make the transition smoother. We’ve implemented sanitisation procedures as well as encouraged mask wearing for both instructors and students.
By staying away from public transport, you’re limiting your exposure to others and ensuring that potential transmission stays as minimal as possible. Keeping both yourself, your family and the general public safe. It’s far easier to socially distance from the confines of a car, and the flexibility and dependability of being your own transport can’t be understated.
With more drivers on the road, as well as transport options limited in general, it’s crucial that Sydney’s drivers are safe and equipped for the new challenges that face us.