With over 1 million infected, 60,000 dead, and economies around the globe pushed to their limits, this virus is asking a lot of us. We will have to work together to subdue it and continue with diligence even after we wrestle it down. Each person plays a role in protecting themselves, those they love and care about, and their communities. Science and educators can provide information/answers, but we provide the follow through. The recommendations are social distancing (no more than 3 people), washing hands thoroughly and now wearing cloth masks when in public.
Traffic safety requires us to work together as well. Science and educators can tell us where the risk, and problems areas are. They make recommendations on how to reduce traffic injuries and deaths. It requires us be diligent in managing our risk to reduce loss of lives. Global travel has grounded to near zero, but local traffic seems to have increased. When hospitals have their hands full with addressing those with Covid-19, they do not need the extra burden of traffic injuries coming into an already busy hospital. Speeding, impairment, and distractions are leading causes of traffic collisions. So, as with the virus, we can all take some extra take steps to be safe and reduce traffic collisions.
Traffic safety habits to be more diligent about include wearing a seat belt (requiring everyone in the vehicle to wear one), keeping a space cushion around your vehicle, being aware of your surroundings, and turning off your cell phone, (putting it in the dash, or securely on a phone clip). If we all work together, we can push back the virus and reduce traffic injuries and death.