In recent weeks it seems that as we begin to see early days of good weather, a sign that summer is here. So everyone starts to prepare their summer vacation planning, booking accommodation and of course getting the car ready. Because there is no better way to enjoy a vacation, whether as a couple, with family or friends, that your car moving with such wonderful places.
However, summer always brings heat, the arch enemy of your car. With increasing temperature in the vehicle interior is decreased attention span and therefore their ability to react. With so not only endangers travelers against possible unforeseen but can cause it to get to sleep at the wheel with the subsequent tragedy.
To give us an idea, driving with a temperature above 30 ˚ reduces reflections of a person in an equivalent way as if he had 0.5 grams of alcohol in the blood (a measure we could drop a good speed).
Speaking of these temperatures inside a vehicle seems a lot, but exposure to the sun and summer temperatures reach exceed these measurements. It is therefore very important that if we make a long trip, we have the availability to put the air conditioning.
But of course not enough to have a car with air conditioning, but you have to take certain precautions in this type of travel:
Sleep enough hours last night just before start travelling. Fatigue is the start to a very harmful drowsiness. Besides do not drive after a heavy meal, a factor that also contributes negatively in this regard.
Park every two hours of driving, at least 15 or 20 minutes to not get a feeling of lethargy by the monotony of the road.
Hydrate constantly refreshing drinks, especially those containing sugars, as glucose is the brain food to sustain attention.