2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
The sun is shining. What could be nicer than being open to the public in a convertible. But you should protect yourself from excessive sun exposure, this also includes a hat.
Driving in a convertible actually ensures a cool head when driving open. But even if the airstream seems to cool your head, the constant exposure to the sun can lead to sunstroke. A head covering prevents.
Whether it is a cap, a hat, a headscarf or a cap - headgear is compulsory, especially on longer "topless trips" in the convertible or with the sunroof open, in order to keep the dangerous UV radiation away from the sun. The eyes are protected with sunglasses. Rubbing your face with sunscreen and using lipstick with UV protection will prevent sunburn. Children should be given extra protection as their skin and hair are thinner than adults.
Consequences of sunstroke
According to the automobile club Kraftfahrer-Schutz, the consequences of a sunstroke range from severe headaches to nausea, dizziness and collapse to a temporary impaired consciousness. If these symptoms occur, you should urgently get out of the sun and lie down with your head raised. Sufficient fluid intake and damp, cool cloths help cool the head down again. When taking a tour by car, the journey must be interrupted until the person concerned has recovered. (mid)