POLICE have urged people, and drivers in particular, to remain at home during the UK’s three week lockdown.

Their request comes after North Wales Police confirmed that some motorists are still driving through empty roads at high and dangerous speeds.

It is hoped that this reminder to stay at home unless absolutely necessary will avoid a potential collision which would place further strain on the NHS as they battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement from the Roads Policing Unit said: “Despite being asked to stay at home, we are still seeing people drive at high speeds on some of our roads – this includes motorcycles too.

“Maybe it’s because there’s less traffic on the roads? Maybe it’s because some are still taking advantage of the good weather? There is no excuse.

“Enforcement will continue. We are still out there keeping an eye on the roads. Please heed the warning.

“The last thing we need is to deal with a road traffic collision. Our NHS colleagues are under extreme pressure. Don’t add to it.”

During the lockdown, which was introduced to slow the spread of coronavirus, people are only allowed out for specific reasons which include: essential travel to work, basic shopping, and for one form of exercise a day.