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【General Association Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) 【Region】】 【JAF Ehime】 What should be prepared for the rainy season and rainy weather drive

Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) [region] [JAF Ehime] What should be prepared for the drive of the season of rainy season and rainy weather ………………………………………………………………………………………… At this time, when the rainy season front is active and there are many opportunities for rainy weather driving, the Ehime Branch (Head of Branch JAF) (JAF (General Association of Japan Automobile Federation) Ehime Branch) is calling for measures against rainfall and flooding. In Ehime Prefecture, in the case of heavy rainfall in West Japan a year ago, we received 527 relief requests (171.7% compared to the same period last year) over the five days from Friday, July 6 (Fri) to 10 (Tuesday), 2018 . As the demand for relief has surged due to heavy rainfall, it is important to prepare for daily measures against rainfall and flooding. Tire check The first one is the “tire” that is the only part of the car that is in contact with the outside. Road services such as tire punctures, bursts and lack of air pressure were carried out in Ehime Prefecture in 2018: 4,010. Comparing this with 2013: 3,336 cases five years ago, it can be seen that tire-related problems are on the rise. The background is that cars without standard spare tires are in the mainstream, but if the groove depth, air pressure, and condition (cracks, etc.) of the tire are not appropriate, the car will run and bend. The characteristic of “stop” can not be fully exhibited. When the road surface gets wet, it is important to keep the condition and speed of the tire proper, as the braking distance increases and the “hydroplaning phenomenon” tends to occur as the speed increases. [Video 4: https://prtimes.jp/api/movieim.php?t=youtube&url=www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1OccYE8vxI]
Reference video: JAF user test “Danger of wear tire first understood in rainy weather” Inspection of lights In the case of local rainfall such as guerrilla heavy rain, visibility may be significantly reduced. It is also important to make sure that the lights (high beam, low beam, fog lights, etc.) of the car are in proper condition. It is possible that the collision damage mitigation brake function may not operate normally in bad weather. There are also cases in which the car can not be noticed if the taillight or brake light is off. [Video 5: https://prtimes.jp/api/movieim.php?t=youtube&url=www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oE6ShigeEc]
Reference video: JAF user test “How do you see cars and pedestrians in front of heavy rain?” Preparation of escape hammer In the unlikely event that the car stops moving due to flooding, it is important to escape quickly. As the water level rises, it becomes difficult to open the door from inside the car. It was not broken by the experiment even if it used a headrest, a car key, an umbrella, etc. to divide a window. It would be better to keep “the escape hammer” in a convenient place in case of emergency. In addition, if a car is flooded, it may cause a fire due to a short circuit when the power is turned on, so be careful. [Video 6: https://prtimes.jp/api/movieim.php?t=youtube&url=www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4XFFR1LvBs]
Reference video: JAF user test “The car is submerged! What can I use to break the window?” While the western Japan Heavy Rainfall, which caused enormous damage to Ehime Prefecture, is new to our memory a year ago, we will continue to call on car users to check and prepare their cars and their precautions when it rains.

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