There were a variety of suggestions on how to make me sick. Barbaric (for example, breaking a arm or leg) shallow right away, for which a low bow to colleagues. They found a humane and easily implemented option: let them sneeze. In addition, this is the most common protective reaction of the body, not only for colds, but also for allergies. And healthy people sneeze all the time. My task is to find out how much it sneezes to control the car. Indeed, for some time, the driver unwittingly distracts from the road and even loses orientation (in space).
I sneeze rather banally, on average, which is just right for the experiment. I paint the process in stages: I make a terrible grimace, slightly throw my head back, give a sonorous “apchi” and lean forward a bit, following the exhaled air, and then return to the starting position.
For everything about everything, it takes me an average of 0.8 s. During this time, a car moving at a speed of 60 km / h manages to drive a little more than 13 m. A lot from a safety point of view! But is it so scary in real conditions?
I build a cone track with a "snake", short lines and a turn. I drive several times, I record the time in three credit circles (see table). Now I am attracting magical potions and improvised items to help, to cause a sneeze … I don’t know how much time has passed before he arrived, but the asleep photographer nearly struck the ceiling with his head when the first salvo struck.
Apchi! The interior of the car shakes noticeably, I try to maneuver between the cones, deviating from the trajectory with every thunder. True, neither in a direct nor in a turn these uncontrolled urges do not cause serious problems; the main thing is to be ready for the next shock and take preventive measures: for example, ask the car the desired trajectory in advance and lock your hands so that you don’t accidentally pull the wheel. Only on the "snake", where you need to quickly and clearly shift the car, sneezes interfere with instincts. It is not surprising that there I lost most of the time, and one cone was completely awkward.
CIRCLE TIME, s
The finish! The photographer wipes the lens, and I summarize. A sneeze is certainly distracting from management, but not enough to seriously affect security. In addition, there is usually a couple of seconds left to slow down and prepare. You can additionally protect yourself if you heed our advice (see next). In addition, sneezing is far from the worst manifestation of discontent that the human body is capable of. Any physiologist will confirm this to you.
Try to make a person sneeze against the will of his body. They tried a bunch of different means on me: they tickled the nose with a blade of grass, forced to look at the light and even dripped into the nose the tincture of miraculous (experienced me so assured) herbs, or rather, the leaves of a certain Kalanchoe, from which, they assured me, "they sneeze happily ever after".
Someone, recalling his youth, proposed another win-win option - snuff. On the advice of the seller, I bought the most vigorous, sniffed, waited - did not penetrate. What worked in the end will remain a mystery - probably, little by little. In any case, thanks to everyone who helped to cause the sneeze - without you this test would not have been possible.
HOW TO CORRECTLY DRIVE AT THE DRIVE
“A sneeze cannot be prevented, so do not try to fight it.” It’s better to fix the road picture, predict the situation and be sure to cover your face with your hand - the wipers inside the cabin are not installed even on expensive models.
- At the first sign of a sneeze, press yourself against the back of the seat and rest your hands on the steering wheel. This will protect you from unpleasant contact with interior elements.
HOW TO CORRECTLY DRIVE AT THE DRIVE
- Do not try to minimize the impact of a sneeze by hitting the accelerator. The air flow escaping from you picks up speed of 150 km / h in a split second - even Formula 1 pilots did not dream of such an acceleration.
- If you get loose, slow down, or even stop at the side of the road. Get not only an extra star for safety, but also the pleasure of the process.
- If the volume of your sneeze exceeds 150 dB, always drive with an open window (or rather, order a convertible) so that the shock wave does not destroy the windows and does not cause a false airbag deployment.