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|Title: Lightning Safety Rules|
Concept: It's much safer inside the cabin of a car or truck.
Detail: Obviously not a convertible, but a hard top automobile is good protection from lightning strikes. There is something of a myth that you are protected due to the rubber tires on the car. Lightning, in
fact, will travel around the outside shell of the car, and across the wet
tires to the ground (the Faraday cage effect). But, do no hold onto any metal parts of the car - in which
case you could become part of the electricity's path. Keep in mind that while
you are quite safe from lightning inside a car, if a tornado is in the neighborhood you are in a very serious condition indeed. A car can be thrown
around like a tin can causing injury and possibly death to its occupants.
There are rare occasions when you may have to make a difficult choice between
the remote chance of a lightning strike and the very real threat of a tornado. Never try to ride out of a tornado in a automobile - unless your are being paid by the Discovery Channel to do it as a trained chaser!