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Motoring: reduce the risk of infection

ViaMichelin
 - 28/04/2020

During this unprecedented lockdown, it is above all recommended that people only leave their homes if absolutely necessary, to go shopping or see a doctor…, but some of us have to use our car to get to work (thank you to all those working so hard to care for the population at the moment!). Here are some of ViaMichelin’s tips.

Stay at home!
Whenever possible, to avoid contact with other people and limit the spread of infection, avoid taking risks and restrict your movements to a bare minimum.
 
Take care behind the wheel
If you do have to drive, exercise more care than usual. The current lack of traffic can give rise to dangerous behaviour and a lack of care on the part of some drivers.
 
Adopt protective measures
The risk of infection is low if you are alone in a personal vehicle that only you normally drive, however in the case of pooled vehicles with several drivers, or a family car or rented car, it is best to respect the protective measures, like washing your hands, or wearing surgical gloves to avoid any risk of infection.
 
Wear protective gloves
The risk of infection is low if you are alone in a personal vehicle that only you normally drive, however in the case of pooled vehicles with several drivers, or a family or rented car, you can opt to wear surgical gloves to avoid any risk of infection.
 
Wear a face mask
Face masks can limit the spread of germs. If you travel with other people, wear a face mask whenever possible. In addition to those available from chemists or elsewhere, you can also make your own fabric face mask.
 
Whether at home or on the road, take care!
And whenever possible, #stayhome