Heavy rain, flooded roads, what should drivers pay attention to?
Car flooded is something no driver wants to encounter. But if unfortunately the car is flooded, it also needs experience to handle.
In the past 2 days, a number of provinces and cities in the North experienced heavy rain, causing flooding on some roads. Notably, this situation makes some drivers “unlucky” or unlucky to suffer the consequences of cars being flooded or water-damaged.
Flooded cars are something no car owner wants to encounter
Talking to PV Traffic Newspaper, an ABC Traffic Rescue worker in Hanoi said that in the past 2 days, the number of rescue calls due to flooded vehicles has increased sharply. For example, on May 23, in the morning there were 6 consecutive calls to rescue the car due to flooding. Today, the number of calls is less, but maybe because people already know about the flood situation, they should calculate the route or move in another way.
In addition, the representative of the ABC traffic rescue unit also warned the driver in the event that the road is flooded, the safest, the driver should not move over, but choose a safer route if possible.
If the vehicle moves into a flooded road, the engine stops, or the vehicle is flooded while parked, the driver should not try to start it again because it will lead to water damage. At that time, the repair cost is also very high.
In case of deep flooding, rescue is also more difficult
“In the event that the vehicle is deeply submerged, for example near the roof, even the rescue vehicle will have to calculate in its approach. The rescue unit may have to have someone move to the location of the vehicle, hook the winch to pull, “said the representative.
An experienced driver said that if you want to move through a flooded road, you need to evaluate the situation carefully. For high ground vehicles, it is easier to go through flooded roads than low ground vehicles. However, for safety, if the deepest part of the flood is only half a wheel, the driver will think about passing.
Need to think carefully when deciding to drive through the flooded road
In the process of moving through a flooded road, the driver should also turn off the air conditioner and go in a low gear. Besides, it is necessary to keep the gas evenly, not increase or decrease the gas suddenly. In addition, drivers also need to avoid running next to large vehicles, or near oncoming vehicles because these vehicles can create water waves that make it easier for water to overflow into the engine compartment.
Director of Viet Duc Autospa (Hanoi) said that after being flooded, cars need to be checked and maintained carefully to avoid rust, stagnant water inside the car or damage later. And if the car on the flooded road has stalled, it will definitely have to repair the engine system.
According to Minh Anh (Traffic Newspaper)
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