New lockdown driving rules in place but police warn drivers not to travel to these areas

New lockdown driving rules in place but police warn drivers not to travel to these areas

The NPCC says travelling to a second home or driving somewhere you intend to stay overnight is not designated under the new restrictions.

Motorists are also unable to visit the homes of friends and family members under the new rules except to protect a vulnerable person.

In a statement provided to Express.co.uk the NPCC said: “Police still have a role where people are gathering in groups with those not in their household – as this is not legally permitted in the regulations.

“Or a role if they’ve left their house for one of the reasons not designated as a reasonable excuse, such as:

“To go on holiday, this includes to visit and stay overnight at a holiday home or second home.

“To visit the homes of friends and family (exceptions include to protect a vulnerable person, for medical purposes or to escape risk of harm).”

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Published at Wed, 13 May 2020 10:54:00 +0000