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Hi All.

Can anyone give me the legislation regarding driving or motorcycle riding during Covid 19.

There's a lot of Facebook fiction i.e. motoriders from Flanders riding in the Ardennes can be prosecuted but not quoting the legislation.

Regards.

wezembeekwanderer

Simple. Don't leave your house unless you are going to the pharmacy or a local shop.
Just get on board and don't be foolish to yourself or to others.

Mar 19, 2020 23:01
bobk100

Appreciate your opinion but that wasn't the question.

Mar 20, 2020 09:55
anon

It's really not that hard to find. You go to the federal governments website https://www.belgium.be/en, and on the right hand side under "Latest news" it is the first item.

https://www.belgium.be/en/news/2020/coronavirus_reinforced_measures

(1) Citizens are required to stay at home to avoid contact outside of their family as much as possible:
- Except to go to work
- Except for essential travel (to the doctor, food shops, post office, bank, pharmacy, to refuel or to help people in need)

Mar 20, 2020 10:07
becasse

And those Flemish motorcycle riders in the Ardenne aren't just facing the possibility of a fine, € 400 is today's rate by the way, but the possibility of more serious penalties. The law provides for fines up to € 4.000 AND three months imprisonment.

Mar 20, 2020 10:31
bobk100

Thank you - that's nearly what I need, but it seems a recommendation rather than legislation?

I am trying to determine what is fiction and fact on social media. There is so much Facebook Fiction. Hefty fines for a Flemish motorcyclist riding in the Ardennes? Where's the fact?

As a discussion - would you argue that a sole person in a car out for a drive to counter claustraphobia - meets no one and returns home is a statistical danger?

As opposed to a bigger problem of the two bakery personnel who wears same gloves handling money and then the goods I witnessed?
Or
The supermarket who insists on the use of trolleys only, no small baskets, but provides no cleanser to disinfect the handles, I witnessed?

Do we think these things through in a logical, cool calm attitude that the media appears to counter?

Regards

Mar 20, 2020 10:36
bobk100

Thank you BECASSE for your input. Can I query where your facts come from?

Thank you ANON FOR THE LINK TO
https://www.belgium.be/en/news/2020/coronavirus_reinforced_measures

It is interesting to note on that webpage that :
"On the one hand, these measures are based on the evolution of the spread of Covid-19 in Belgium. On the other hand, they are the result of new conclusions and RECOMMENDATIONS ........"

Recommendations is not legislation.

Is this becoming another social media misinformation via personal opinion rather than written fact?

Mar 20, 2020 10:53
anon

@BOBK100 Is this becoming another social media misinformation via personal opinion rather than written fact?

I'm not really sure what you're trying to achieve here @BOBK100. If you want to believe the crap on your Facebook feed that's up to you, but stop trying to downgrade the governments VERY SPECIFIC AND VERY CLEAR information.

(1) Citizens are required to stay at home to avoid contact outside of their family as much as possible:
- Except to go to work
- Except for essential travel (to the doctor, food shops, post office, bank, pharmacy, to refuel or to help people in need)

Mar 20, 2020 11:52
becasse

The legislation already exists in Belgium for the Government, the Governor of each province and the Bourgmestre of each commune to make such urgent regulations as may be required (in any circumstance, not just the coronavirus) and the potential penalties for ignoring such regulations are also laid down. No new legislation is required, merely the announcement of the new temporary regulation.

Mar 20, 2020 11:54
bobk100

Thank you ANON and BECASSE for your views.

I think you have maybe misconstrued my enquiry.

Far from 'downgrading' the official viewpoint I am asking for the legislation that enforces it and so far, no one has provided it, so is it fact?

As regards ' If you want to believe the crap on your Facebook feed that's up to you'.

I have no Facebook subscription, it may have good sides but I refuse to partake since I see so many false facts passed from other subscribers, as possibly in this case that needs clarifying. Facebook et al is exactly what I don't believe and that is why I want to see facts in terms of written legislation.

This discussion appears to have taken a personal nature when in fact it is a reasonable request to discover the written legislation that says one cannot, for instance, drive a vehicle on a journey that involves no human contact.

Mar 20, 2020 12:25
Drifter

In these websites, it becomes always a personal attack.

Mar 20, 2020 12:28

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