Five Tips for traveling by car with safety in tunnels

Traveling by car through one of the many tunnels in Spain is not always easy. Therefore, at a time which will produce million journeys, it should review a number of precautions that should be taken to move about safely with reflective element.
This Easter is planned over 14.5 million long-haul journeys by road, according to estimates by the Directorate General of Traffic. If we consider that to facilitate the movement towards mountainous and urban areas, the Spanish geography has led to the construction of more than five hundred tunnels containing about 1,000 kilometers of roads underground, it becomes essential to properly circulate know each they.
Therefore, Aral proposes a number of tips that help exercise extreme caution when driving on these paths that although every day, are not without danger.
1. Maintain the safety distance is critical. It is important to note that in the tunnels, introducing a more humid environment than outside, asphalt reduces grip, so you have to drive with extreme caution. In a tunnel, being indoors, evacuation and access for emergency services in case of accident, it is complicated; hence to be very strict with the safety distance is becoming a vital precaution. It should be remembered that are 100 meters to the vehicle or 150 meters if traveling in a car more than 3,500 kilograms.
2. Avoid breathing ambient air. When driving through the tunnel, it is important that the air conditioning system of the car locks in the re-circulation mode. So we avoid that between the outside airs because these paths are toxic substances from car exhausts concentrate should be avoided.
3. If the flow stops, turn off the engine. If due to traffic, circulation becomes increasingly slower and vehicles begin to stop inside, you have to stop as far as possible the car in front, in addition to connecting, of course, the emergency signal to warn the drivers behind and maintain the position lights on. If the stop exceeds the minute duration, should turn off the engine.
4. If the car breaks down inside the tunnel, locate the emergency zone. In the event that the car surprised us with a breakdown inside the tunnel, the first thing to do is try to bring the car to the nearest area reserved for emergencies in the direction of travel. If there were or were impossible to reach it, you have to glue the car to the right as possible. Not forgetting that you have to put reflective vest and place the warning triangle, the next step will notify emergency services. If the car cannot move, as recommended by the DGT itself, we must abandon the vehicle and head for the nearest exit without walking on the road.
5. In anticipation is the key. Knowing that both entry and exit of the tunnel are in the time of greatest risk because it is worse when we see, it should adopt a proactive attitude. Before entering, we turn the lights dipped and take off sunglasses; before leaving, it's back to get sunglasses and even place the lens hood to avoid glare. In addition, it would be nice slightly slow down and be prepared to stop if the driver with reflective accessories traveling in front has not had sufficient caution.


Accessorize his life jacket

If the lifejacket is essential for safety, it is necessary to equip it with some reflective accessory for it to be truly effective in all circumstances.
To ensure a minimum price, lifejackets manufacturers often summarize this safety equipment to its primary function: to fly the castaway. As to locate it, retrieve it ... nothing is planned. We strongly advise you to worry about adding accessories to your vest.
Even wear a vest, as far as we quickly mark you. This ensures a quick and safe rescue.
So, study the life vest models, read good technical docs. Some jackets are already equipped with some accessories. It is sometimes interesting in terms of price; it mainly shows that the model has been developed to work with. It is then provided with pockets, rings for attaching blackjacks or other storage. This is not always the case for basic models ...
Here is a list of important accessories to have with a vest.
Bottle and replacement chip
To be functional, an inflatable lifejacket with reflective tape must remain in working order, not least vis-а-vis the regulation that requires to have at least one for each crew member on board (a hit vest is not valid unless you wear still inflated).
That's why we advise you to always have with you a vest reboot kit. It is constituted of a CO2 cartridge and a salt tablet or a Hammer system.
Please note, spare kits are often specific to each vest (or at least each brand). Make sure you have the right!
Electronic tag

When you think tracking is believed electronic beacon. There are two types on the market:
    PLB beacons that operate worldwide through a network of satellites.
    AIS SART tags that trigger an alarm on the AIS network.
It is a simple plastic stick filled with liquid. When enabled, simply breaking a capsule present inside, it becomes light with a battery life of ten hours. It is cheap, lightweight, and compact.
This really is the accessory that is unforgivable to forget.
Flash lamp
If one does not choose the Calumet, we opt for Flash Light (or flash lamp).
Already day, it is difficult to locate the head of his team-mate floating low over the water. At night it is impossible mission if it cannot report with a lamp. If calumet (see above) is effective, a flash-light (or flash lamp) has more range.
By default, the front often has a flashing mode, even if there are directional, can alert a boat. Think in this case to make a sealed end!
Not knowing whistle, it is better that I rely on a plastic model, as on my fingers! Or the whistle regulatory orange reflective vest is not really effective.
There are much more powerful models (over 100 db) which, if they make you deaf, will alert a nearby boat.


Be a visible cyclist with lighting Switch X4!

On the occasion of the week "Cyclists: Shine!”Commuter discovers the X4 new light that will allow you to be easily located far from the dark!
Adjustable lighting for cyclist lighting-back-on-cyclist high-visibility-switch-x4_full_5L'hiver is almost here and we keep repeating the importance of signal bicycle. With the Switch X4, different road users with safety vest are warned of the presence of a two-wheeler.
Very practical, the Commuter attaches to the back of the rider with an adjustable harness. It may therefore choose to spend it on his jacket or attach it to a backpack. Fire and allows the rider to be well located and therefore offer good visibility for then reaching maximum safety on the road.
With a light intensity of 70 lumens, the red lamp is described in the form of a round central lumen so that four light strips equipped with a lighting system in optical fiber and surrounded by reflective tape.
The Commuter of the Oxford brand operates in three modes: Continuous, simultaneous and alternating flash. It has a battery life of up between 3.5 and 20 hours depending on the type of lighting used.
It is powered via a lithium battery and is easily recharged by USB cable. And no fear in rainy weather, the Commuter is waterproof and water resistant.
A convincing Kick Starter project
The Switch has been possible through participatory platform Kick Starter. Out of the imagination of Ed Ward, the project was launched in April 2014 by the Venlo business. A month later, he has captivated the surfers. Indeed, 460 contributors with reflective accessory helped raise the tune of Ј 19,089, or about € 27,000. What largely fund the bike fire which was finally launched at the end of October 2014?


Six tips for sports safety in winter

Whether you come to put you to the sport or you regularly pratiquiez physical activity, in winter there are some basic rules that it is good to respect. Here are 6 tips to practice sports in the winter. Safety vest is necessary for practice.

Temperatures drop more and more, it gets dark early and put his nose out can resemble an obstacle course. In winter, it is important to follow some rules to play sports safely and without putting his health at risk.
1. Stay in the Light

In winter, the sun rises late and it's dark early enough, if you're used to run out around 6 or 7 am or around 19h, you must be careful to see where you step and especially to be seen motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. For this you can provide yourself with a front or ventral lamp to see and reflective strips on clothing or a reflective vest to be seen.
2. Choose the right outfit

As we mentioned earlier, it is important that your outfit will allow you to see and be seen if you run in the morning or in the evening after 18pm. It must also be suited to the climate. The idea is to opt for 3 layers of clothing: one to wick away perspiration, the second to keep the heat and third in waterproof material. Cover your priority extremities: head, hands and feet, feel free to use gloves and a hat or headband to the head.
3. Warm up longer

Now that you have put on the perfect outfit for sports in winter, you can go to heating. Know that when it's cold there more risks possibly resulting in injury, so you have to warm up longer than usual.
4. Do not sports below 0 ° C

Even if it's cold, you're right to want to continue to play sports, but careful not to put your body at risk. Below 0 ° C it is best not to go running outside, rather prefer the sports sessions indoors. You are sporty and courageous but remember that you are not a super-hero!
5. Remember to hydrate yourself

Quite often it is repeated in summer: it is important to stay hydrated especially when you do sport. But this is not because it is 5 ° C outside that your body does not need water! Remember to stay hydrated in winter the sensation of thirst is lower than in summer, the risk of dehydration are very large. When you run or you go to the gym, always carry a water bottle with you.
6. Wrap up warm

After your workout you are sweating and you're hot, but you must not forget to cover yourself. To avoid colds, the ideal is to go into dry clothes after your session; otherwise you may find yourself with reflective accessories bedridden with fever of 40 ° C!

You get to brave the cold for your workout? It's very brave! But remember that in winter there are certain rules for sports without endangering!


Reflective clothing reduce road deaths

The French interior minister, Bernard, announces that its project to prohibit the use of any types of earphones while driving, announced in January, formally come into effect on June 30, 2015. The ban will affect all drivers in safety vest (Car and Motorbike) ... but not the same way.

End of "tolerance" ... but not for everyone!

Among the "26 new measures" announced by Mr. Cazeneuve earlier this year to reduce road deaths - up for the first time in 12 years last year - the prohibition of telephone earphone had caused a stir.

Originally this project was intended to eradicate one of the worst practices of modern drivers: take advantage of its trips to spend his phone calls while driving or texting, reading your emails or surf the web.

"The massive use of mobile devices in recent years has affected the conduct and causes accidents in number, and we will stand firm to empower drivers" recalls Bernard Cazeneuve.

This "hard" results in the cancellation, as of June 30 according to our colleagues at L'Express, the current tolerance granted to owners of Bluetooth earphones or wired type of handsets sold with most phones laptops. Are concerned according to the list of the Ministry all devices "like headphones, headset and headset may limit both the attention that the hearing of the drivers."

This summer, make use of one of these reflective accessories while driving will be likened to a call made with the hand-held phone. T he department is plancherait on the amount and terms of fines imposed in the event of use of a telephone system with headsets. A priori, it is logical to think that the fine be equal or less than that for use of hand-held phone (135 € and down 3 points).

How to communicate on a motorcycle?

In principle, everyone will agree to think that this is a laudable initiative, except perhaps telephone manufacturers ... and the two-wheeler users. Because if this new measure prohibits the use of Bluetooth and wired headset, however it allows the use of integrated systems connected to the speakers - usually via Bluetooth - to fully voice commands (without handling the phone so) Technology increasingly common in automobile.

This means that motorists with reflective tape on clothing will not be disturbed for a long time by this measure, contrary bikers and scooter riders who are unable to install a device on their 2 and 3-wheelers! Not easy indeed to cram a loudspeaker on his motorcycle or his scoot...

However, many two-wheeler users currently use of Bluetooth headsets not to call the handlebar but follow the directions dictated by their GPS, listen to music or chat with their passenger. Bikers are also concerned of police (!), but also monitor motorcycle schools that use these devices to transmit their instructions to the students.

Unless a waiver is granted or certain types of equipment are finally tolerated motorbike - two hypotheses that are not mentioned yet - will require a priori find another alternative this summer ... A Follow on MNC: stay tuned!




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