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Coronavirus: Experts warn - many make this big mistake in the car

2020-09-24T13:53:55.353Z

The corona pandemic affects our everyday lives - even when driving. According to experts, anyone who hangs the face mask on the rearview mirror is making a mistake.



The corona pandemic affects our everyday lives - even when driving.

According to experts, anyone who hangs the face mask on the rearview mirror is making a mistake.

  • The corona pandemic requires a

    face

    mask to

    be at

    hand

    at all times

    .

  • That is why many people store their respirators in the car - often on the rearview mirror.

  • Experts from the audit company Dekra * advise against it.

Everyone knows this situation: Just go to the supermarket or the bank - suddenly you notice that the face mask is still at home.

To avoid such a predicament, many people now store their protective masks in all sorts of places - one at work, one in every handbag or one in the car.

But especially in the vehicle, many make the mistake of hanging the face mask on the rearview mirror, as Dekra experts complain.

Coronavirus: That's why drivers shouldn't hang their mouthguards on the rearview mirror

When the face mask dangles from the rearview mirror, it is always clearly visible and within reach, according to many drivers.

But that’s about the advantages, as the audit company Dekra thinks.

Because: "Even comparatively small mirror tags such as lanyards, scented trees or the like are dangerous from our point of view," explains Peter Rücker, Head of Dekra Accident Research.

"This applies even more to the face mask with its relatively large area."

However, it is not just about the mouthguard restricting the driver's field of vision - for example when turning right.

In general,

trailers on the inside mirror

would

only distract the driver

, according to the experts.

“Because of the constant turmoil, you as a driver get used to the fact that something is always moving at the edge of your field of vision.

The consequence of this is that movements outside the vehicle, for example by cyclists or pedestrians on the right-hand side of the lane, are not noticed until much later. ”This sometimes leads to serious accidents that are easy to avoid.

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The rearview mirror is not a "coat hook": drivers should keep mouthguards elsewhere

Furthermore, Rücker points out that the purpose of the masks lies in the protection of fellow human beings.

Car drivers would do exactly the opposite by simply hanging the mouth and nose covers on the inside mirror.

Namely, you endanger other road users

.

That is why he recommends: “Keep your corona mask in one of the storage compartments in the car.

Most vehicle models offer plenty of them.

In any case, the rear-view mirror is not suitable as a coat hook. ”

* Tz.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network.

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