How to keep a fire extinguisher in the car
• How to keep a fire extinguisher in the car
Fire extinguisher - the most important accessory of any vehicle, which will not only help to save the machine in a dangerous situation, but also to save the life of a person in distress. Ignore the presence of the subject just not worth it. But where better to store it? In the cabin or trunk?
For a start it should be recalled that in the regulations there is no act, indicating that the traffic police have the right to verify the presence of a fire extinguisher in the car. The same applies to the first aid kit and warning triangle. Nevertheless, all of the above is an important component of safety of the driver and the car in general. Therefore, ignore the presence of a fire extinguisher in the car just not worth it. Moreover, it should read the instructions of extinguishing devaysa and always in a timely manner to carry out the replacement of fire extinguishers in the new, not to get into trouble.
A place for your fire extinguisher
Where is must be a fire extinguisher in the car? In short, the fire extinguisher should be kept in a specially designated place stipulated by car designers. It is more important to understand exactly where the fire extinguisher should not be. It is worth remembering that the fire extinguisher - a piece rather heavy, so it must be located in the first place, securely, and secondly, should not be in the "danger zone" in the event of an accident. A striking example is the storage under the seat of the fire extinguisher. Even if the fire extinguisher is fixed under the driver's seat, there is a possibility that at the time of sudden braking or (what is worse) a collision with something, it will be broken and will fly to the motorist feet. The "best" case, hit the fire extinguisher in some pedal, at worst - will break the driver feet.
The best place to store the fire extinguisher is car trunk. Someone may say that it may be difficult in the event of a fire to the trunk, get. This is partly true, but what if there is a risk of ignition car, got in an accident, the driver's seat mangled, and the fire extinguisher is located under the seat? Moreover, the fire in the driver's compartment may make it impossible to extract even a fire extinguisher for the driver. In such a situation - the trunk of a better option. And by the way, are "generalists" are in a big win - because they always have access to the trunk from the passenger compartment.
Finally, it is worth thinking about how to keep the car in a few fire extinguishers in different places. However, remember that they should not fall into the danger zone for the driver and passengers, but also must be securely fastened. Most vigilant and responsible drivers are also close to a handheld fire extinguisher.