Since the outbreak of Covid-19, we have all seen a dramatic decrease in traffic. People are staying home instead of driving to work or activities, which makes essential trips to the grocery store – or driving for rideshare! – a lot faster.

Some people have been using this no traffic time for less essential, more dangerous kinds of driving: the Cannonball Run. The Cannonball Run is a kind of cross-country car show, as quickly as possible. As the saying goes, don’t try this at home! It is highly illegal. Traveling on the freeway over 100 mph is often considered reckless driving; in California, it’s a felony. 

To be clear, we are in no way advocating speeding. However, it is fun to think about crossing the country in record time. According to Driving Canada, a new record was recently set – just 26 hours from NYC to Redondo Beach in California.

That is crazy to think about! It seems like something out of a movie. In real life, it is reckless. Imagine how terrible their rating would be on an app? The passenger would be terrified! (And also very far away from home.)

Especially as we open up again from shelter in place, stay safe! When you speed, you not only risk your life but also the lives of others.

Previously posted June 13th, 2020

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