Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends social distancing, by staying at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people, to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic. COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet) for a prolonged period. Spread happens when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, and droplets from their mouth or nose are launched into the air and land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. The droplets can also be inhaled into the lungs.

Tailgating crashes is another epidemic plaguing the U.S. When a driver tailgates, or follows another vehicle too closely, it prevents them from avoiding a crash when the vehicle in front of them brakes suddenly. Horton and the Causeway Police recommend keeping two car lengths between you and the vehicle in front.

To keep yourself, your family, and your community safe, please practice social distancing with your body and your vehicle.