it Is very likely that your vacation and your days of relaxation outside of your domicile or habitual residence are very near your end. So if it is so, as if you’ve waited to the last part of the summer to get out a few days from the usual routine, you have to have very careful with the road, but also with high temperatures behind the wheel.
– level psychophysical, the heat affects it and a lot of. This is a reality and we all realize. We didn’t perform the same at work, our bodies need more rest time, we feel fatigue in less time, and do not have the same absorptive capacity. All of this linked to driving is a bad combination, and more if we are going to undertake a journey of several hundred kilometers. This is why we should follow a series of guidelines that will ensure greater security, both for ourselves and for the rest of road users.
The high temperatures in the cabin, we will , slower reflexes and diminish our attention. According to some studies, if we drive with a temperature of 30 degrees in a passenger compartment of the errors of driving are increased by 20 %, while the time of reaction increases by 22 %; these figures are comparable to a bac of 9,29 gr/l of alcohol in blood. If the temperature is 35 degrees or more, the sensation will be similar to an alcohol rate of 0.5 gr/l.
The first basic point that we must bear in mind is to try to to avoid as far as possible the hours, “strong”, sun. Driving between the 13 and the 18 hours in the middle of August will mean doing it in the hours where the heat is more high, playing easily 40 degrees depending on which part of the peninsula we find ourselves in.
Just before embarking on the march, for example, while we loaded the suitcases, we will come down the windows to circulate the air and softening temperature of the passenger compartment. Not stay very cool but, at least, we descend a few degrees of the temperature, equal with the outside temperature.
once we have already loaded all the luggage and we are ready to leave, we will adjust the system of air-conditioning between 22 and 24 degrees. With this regulation, we drive to an optimal temperature, so that we feel much more comfortable and the security will be higher. We do not fatigaremos so quickly and our body will react before and better to each condition of gait.
Approximately every 2 hours, or when we notice the tired, it is important to make a stop on the way to rest. At this stop we can take advantage of to eat something or drink a coffee or soda. Yes, there is that avoid foods with high levels in fat because it will cause drowsiness. Needless to say that we should not try even a drop of alcohol, although I think that most of the spaniards have quite a bit to this.
In short, we must lead well-rested, hydrated, having eaten but leaving the chuletones for another day, stopping once in a while and when on fatigue, with the interior to a temperature that is decent and, how not, the car reviewed. Sometimes, the air conditioning system does not receive all the attention that we should pay. Before your trip, also check all levels, pressures and others, verifies that it works correctly. A trip of 500 miles during the hottest hours of the day without air conditioning, as well as eternal, is very insecure.