How to choose the safest place in transport
Statistics are inexorable: Every year in the world thousands of vehicles are crashed: airplanes, buses, trains, cars. However, knowing this, do many of us, when boarding for transportation, choose safe places or are they all guided by comfort?
For sure you have heard more than once Ticket offices Similar phrases: "put me by the window, please" or: "Can the first car to stop closer to the station?" And it is even possible that he not only heard, but also himself pronounced them.
If the chances Survive in an accident For you it is more important than the convenience during the trip - read what places should be chosen in different modes of transport in order to save your life.
Minibuses - one of the most popular speciesTransport. First, they are not tied to a rigid schedule, and secondly, the cost of a ticket in them often does not exceed the cost in a bus, trolleybus and tram. But here's the paradox: cars like "gazelle" are considered one of the most dangerous forms of public transport.
In the minibus, if possible, chooseA place that allows you to sit with your back to the move. So maybe you are shaking, but the chances of getting out alive and healthy from the accident will be much greater. The reason is that with severe braking, all passengers will fly forward from their seats, and you will only be pinned to the back.
In addition, in "gazelles" these places are oftenLocated directly behind the driver, and he instinctively (as research proves) will save his life and twist the steering wheel so that from his side the car suffered as little as possible.
Second in safety are the seats in the middle of the cabin away from the windows. But the most dangerous are the places next to the driver and in the back row. In this case, you can die with Frontal collision Or if someone "fits" at full speed to the back of the minibus.
in the bus
Intercity bus is also considered quiteInsecure mode of transport. And the risk increases in winter, when the roads are icy, and around the road - meter drifts. However, even in it you can choose a more or less secure place.
First, never sit down in the first andThe last three rows - in case of a collision, you can easily be thrown out through the windshield or literally flattened from behind. Secondly, no matter how tempting, do not buy a place near the windows - a broken glass during an accident can damage your face and hands, or even cut an artery at all.
It is best to choose the seats in the middle of the salon inRight row on the move. They are far from oncoming traffic, which means they will be able to protect the passenger from the actions of a potentially drunk driver who has failed to manage. Another kind of safe places - closer to the aisle. So you can quickly leave the scene of the accident and avoid significant injuries with splinters.
In the train
In choosing a safe place statistics Railway accidents We will not be helped too much by the mudflows, thenCollisions at the crossings, the rails are twisted because of the unsatisfactory state of the ways - how many reasons, so many options to die in different wagons.
And yet some general rules formulatecan. If possible, avoid trips in the first and last cars - the closer to the center of the train, the safer. Coupe, too, opt for the fifth or sixth, again from those considerations that in the middle is safer.
The shelf in the direction of movement is always safer,Than the opposite. If the train abruptly brakes, you have more chances to just cuddle up to the partition, while the neighbor from the opposite shelf will almost certainly fall.
Most air crashes occur duringTake-off and landing, and a significant portion of those killed in such wreckage suffocate with carbon monoxide in a fire on board. So in this situation, your life depends on whether you manage to get out of the cabin before you stop breathing.
By results of scientific research,Conducted by the order of the Civil Aviation Authority of Great Britain, the most likely to get out of those who sit in one of the five rows of seats near the emergency exit. There is no fundamental difference between planting near a window or a passage - 58% of passengers survive in the first case, and 65% in the second case.
But in which part of the liner to choose a place,Specialists still can not determine because of disagreements. According to British scientists, the front of the aircraft is safer: its passengers survive in 65% of cases.
The "tail" has the same indicator - 53%. But according to the statistics of the National Council for Transportation Security, on the contrary, in the tail section of the passenger compartment - 69% of the survivors, over the wing - 56%, and in the front section of the cabin, where the business class is usually located, only 49% survive in the accident.
In large aircraft above the wing are usually foundJust two outlets, so you have more chances to "fit in the door" than in the front and rear parts of the aircraft. On the other hand, it is over the wing or close to it, usually there is a reservoir with aviation fuel, which in the event of a plane crash can catch fire.
As you see, a single recipe for all ills is notexist. However, as they say, rely on the God, and he is not bad, especially since it is not forbidden to choose safe places at all. Share this article with your friends. For sure they will soon have a vacation and these tips will come in handy. Take care of yourself and your loved ones!