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    Whats different?

    What's different around you or you have noticed. Traffic is lighter and there seems to be less noise.
    And is it just me or have all the telemarketers been laid off. I'm not getting calls.
    I'm not hearing police sirens and much. Is crime down or police not wanting to engage as much?
    They said domestic violence is up because of stay at home but less social interaction...
    And does anyone personally know anybody that has this virus?

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    When out and about, I haven't been ran over by some little old lady on a Hover-Round or stampeded by a half a dozen kids without home training in almost a month.
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    I notice lighter traffic, and my wife tells me about all the stuff the grocery store is out of. Distancing is common. Here at home, traffic is always light on this county road. It’s really light lately.
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    I mentioned, in another thread, that traffic in my town is like it was 35-40 years ago. Almost no aggressive drivers, smooth and efficient traffic flow. And, as someone else said, gas prices are really low. It's actually pleasant to go out on a drive.
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    We just drove back from northern Florida- left last Saturday and got home on Sunday. Took my usual route home, I-95 to I-26 to I-77 to northeast Ohio.

    NEVER have I seen the traffic as light - I actually enjoyed the drive home! Didn't need to take any of the bypasses around Jacksonville or Charlotte (went straight thru Charlotte at 80mph - no problem). THE FIRST time I never hit any traffic backups from construction or accidents! And NO SNOWBIRDS TOWING THEIR RV'S or DRIVING THEIR MOTORHOMES TOWING AN SUV tying up the right lane.

    Stayed Saturday at a Quality Inn in North Carolina, probably ten cars in the parking lot. Room was spotless and smelled a little like bleach. All the gas stations were open as were the fast food joints for takeout (again, with no waiting).

    A lot of trucks (means the economy is still tickin' along) and they all were playing nice on the road - keeping the left lane clear. Only time I was under 80mph was the 65mph stretch through Virginia (speed trap heaven) and the first 50 miles in Ohio.

    I guess it goes to show there's some good, however small, that comes from a very bad situation.

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    I've also noticed traffic is indeed lighter and more spread out except for today of course. I'm really beginning to think all those people who are staying home are the bad drivers.
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    I too have noticed the decreased traffic, especially when I need to cross US101 (4 lanes highway). My wait is now 0 to 30 seconds down from 5 minutes a couple of months ago. These times are on my mobility scooter.

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    Trains still run regularly through the valley, here.
    Most of the traffic on the Interstate is trucks, just like before. But the proportion and number of cars way, way down.

    Day or night, the traffic on my street is usually quite busy, but now, may go five or six minutes without a single vehicle. Even motorcycle traffic is way down, too.
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