It seems that the wind for the car is not terrible. Dangerous delusion. The saddest thing is that not everything in this situation depends on the driver.Cyril Mileshkin “Behind the wheel”
Don’t know about you, but I MOE spam text messages about “terrible” weather events sometimes several times a week. Department a couple of years ago went to the nuts for missing cataclysm, and it decided to act like a cowherd boy in the parable, who loved to shout “Wolves!”.
But sometimes a strong wind is really happening. Hardly anyone deliberately refuses to leave the house and drive, but several points should be remembered.
The wind is blowing in open spaces is, I think, they know everything. Therefore, when driving a car, be especially vigilant when changing terrain, leaving the thicket on the plain. The lateral impulse can be surprisingly strong. So grip the steering wheel tighter and be prepared to adjust its trajectory. But if after crossing a “border” everything went well, still can not relax. The wind is fickle and can strike from the side already in the process of riding across open countryside. So stay alert until the next shelterbelts along the road.
Overall the cars (and even motorcycles)
Law of physics: the larger the object, the more it is affected by the wind. Impulses in the forehead and in the back is not particularly scary, is that the fuel consumption impact. But the side will not ignore. Even on a normal sedan or SUV is able to influence the wind, far from the squally. The machine can move on half of the band, and it happens in the Moscow region, where natural anomalies are relatively rare.
What about the trucks and buses, which lateral projection is huge. In conjunction with the previous Council we strongly recommend not to go for overtaking larger machines when changing terrain open. You never know where and with what force will blow. If possible, poderias a while back: feel the weather for yourself, you will see how reacts the car ahead. Because it behind the wheel can sit a fresh graduate of a driving school.
Motorcycles have another attack — they are too light. With them, too, keep your eyes open. A sure sign that the wind gives the biker the discomfort — tilt right or left by rectilinear motion. So you have to compensate for the force of the gusts.
From the previous paragraphs follows logically the following: wind can easily cause loss of course. Even in the summer when driving on dry pavement and good tires can blow so that the car will change the trajectory unexpectedly for the driver. The lower the speed, the less the risk, the shorter the distance the car will drive without control. So with the threat of crosswinds release the gas pedal in advance.
In order to be more vigilant in winter. On slippery surfaces the tires noticeably worse. Remember that “blow away” the object with a bad hook much easier than clinging firmly her. While all goes normally, the machine is obedient. However, a sudden departure from the trajectory the driver is able to correct too sharply, which will lead to skidding or demolition. And there are already close to trouble. So try to avoid any sudden movements while driving.
Sudden obstacles on the road
Let’s say the car you are in control. How about surrounding the way objects? Trees, billboards, traffic signs, signs, roofing iron: can fly anything from anywhere. On the Internet on this subject is full of videos, funny and scary.
The advice here can not be, all will not be able to control. With the paranoia in the city will become scared to move, better bezvylazno sitting at home. So insure the car on hull with covering the risk of damage from natural phenomena and expect that defense policy will not be useful.
Worst of all, if a tree or a Billboard fell on your car during a hurricane. The problem is that the hurricane is a force majeure event, then there is a natural phenomenon for which nobody bears responsibility. To compensation in this case is not easy.Worst of all, if a tree or a Billboard fell on your car during a hurricane. The problem is that the hurricane is a force majeure event, then there is a natural phenomenon for which nobody bears responsibility. To compensation in this case is not easy.
For each alert, the emergency situations Ministry in Moscow certainly joins TMS with empty advice is not to Park cars under the precarious structures and trees. Tell me, you know a lot of urban places in a strong wind on the machine is guaranteed nothing coming? That’s what it is. Again, with the dysfunctional up all hope for hull, and with the heavenly office will not agree.
However, this does not mean that you can completely rely on chance. If the nearest tree does not appear trustworthy (dry, particularly hard swinging, already broken, etc.), look for something else. Just look around: a potential hazard may be immediately evident. For example, a loose road sign — it is also better to get away. Easier to move off on 20 meters in the hope that someone later will be able to shake off damages.
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