What to do if a Bug Gets in Your Car?
Summer is coming and with it, the time to open the windows. This way of cooling the interior of the vehicle, useful at low speeds and for the detractors of air conditioning, can also entail some dangers that we do not always consider. It is possible that some bug in the car in full gear, something that has happened to everyone and can be the cause of an accident if we do not follow these steps.
Wasps, bees, horseflies and other bugs can completely divert our attention away from driving when sneaking into a vehicle. Even more so when you are allergic to any of them. Although the first reaction (almost instinctive) is to move away or move your hands to try to get out, in this situation you have to remove the nerves of steel and try to stay calm. On one side of the scale is the peck and on the other an accident that could cause you and other drivers to live.
Let’s start by reviewing the easiest situation, that of finding an insect in the car just before starting off when the vehicle is stopped. There the repercussions are minimal and it would be enough to open the windows and doors to try to get it out. Putting the air conditioning could also help. In spring and summer or any new year of the bucks birth better to previously check the vehicle so there are no risks.
And now we return to the most feared situation, that the insect in question sneaks into the car during the march. That’s where we have to try to act with peace of mind because making gestures or sudden movements will only get to “piss off” the bug and increase the risk of having an accident. If you go with someone who is a co-pilot that person is responsible for facilitating the departure of the animal from the vehicle.
If on the contrary, you are driving alone, you have to try to open all the windows, reduce the speed (as far as possible) and put the air conditioning. If following these indications, the wasp or the bee (or the mantis as in the previous photo) do not leave the vehicle, the best option is to try to stop in a safe area. With the car stopped we can have control of the situation and let the insect leave without consequences.
These same steps are those that must be followed in the event that the insect stings you. If in spite of having kept calm you have taken a bite, the best thing is to stop the car to get out and to assess the damage. Double reason if you are allergic to bites, as medical intervention may be necessary. In any case, remember, taking your hands off the wheel and being distracted could cause a serious accident. And in that case, of course, the remedy would be worse than the disease.