Lightning and Thunder: the car Is lightning safe? | Car

When the dark clouds gather in the sky and the distant rumbles, car drivers get a queasy feeling. The car is lightning and Thunder really safe? motorists are

Lightning and Thunder: the car Is lightning safe? | Car

When the dark clouds gather in the sky and the distant rumbles, car drivers get a queasy feeling. The car is lightning and Thunder really safe?

motorists are also protected, if a lightning strikes directly into the car. The vehicle acts as a Faraday cage. The lightning strikes directly to the car, the energy flows through the sheet metal in the floor. Passengers in the interior remain intact.

Also in the case of convertibles, the "principle of Faraday's work, according to the ADAC," - provided the vehicle is closed. In virtually any top construction, there is metal bars that derive a impact to the ground. Also the windshield frame, roll bar and convertible top Mechanics work.

The need to observe the drivers in case of lightning and Thunder

in Spite of the protective sheet dress, motorists should consult with a Thunderstorm no increased Parking, the Windows and the sunroof close, and all the antennas (if possible) move. In the interior metal parts of the body in connection should not be touched. A bolt of lightning strikes really into the car, it can come to damage.

a lightning strike triggered the Airbags, the mobile GPS to the windshield causes damage or the tire bursting, is the ADAC is not known. No facts are before the automobile club, whether electric cars, and vehicles made of Carbon or plastic are particularly vulnerable.

Storm - tips for the outdoors

If no building is in reach, in a ditch, or a trough to squat. The feet are close together and with poor grip. The umbrella store. Bicycle or motorcycle to the side and a minimum separation of three meters comply with. Similarly, the distance of masts and free-standing trees true. In swimming pools or lakes immediately exit the water. On sports grounds, never under a metal cover. Cars are safe during a Thunderstorm - the metal body conducts the electricity into the ground ab

Storm - tips for indoors

window, roller and window shutters closing. Water pipes and other pipes made of metal, don't touch it. In the case of computers, stereo equipment and other technical devices, the network and the antenna, pull the plug. Do not shower or bathe. Not on the phone.

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Updated Date: 09 June 2020, 18:34

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