Five covidiots were slapped with coronavirus fines after being caught on the M6 trying to drive over 180 miles from Cardiff to Manchester.
The Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG) – a team that patrol major strategic route such the A500 and M6 – stopped the group on the M6 northbound at Stafford South.
After pulling over the vehicle they discovered the occupants were all from different households.
Under the current rules of lockdown 3 families are being ordered to stay at home unless travelling for essential shopping, work, or exercise.
Meet-ups are banned unless with one other person for exercising in outdoor parks and other public spaces.
A CMPG spokesman said: “Vehicle stopped at junction 13 northbound and for travelling at 100mph in heavy rain.
“Five occupants from different households think its okay to travel from Cardiff to Manchester to visit friends.
“Fines for breaching Covid restrictions and one for speeding. Please support our NHS and stay at home.”
People may only leave home for specific reasons, which include:
- Go to work if it’s impossible to work from home, e.g. construction or critical worker who can’t work from home
- To shop for necessities including food and medicine
- To exercise, which can be with up to one other person from outside your household or bubble. The exercise should ideally be limited to once per day. Guidance is that people should try to do this locally
- To provide care or help to a vulnerable person
- To attend medical appointments or seek medical care or fleeing the threat of harm or violence