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Los conductores advirtieron que la "fiebre del trueno" podría costarles una multa de £ 5k – y como evitarlo

MOTORISTS have been warned that a rare weather phenomenon could see them face a fine of up to £5,000 and penalty points.

Doctors have already warned about “fiebre del trueno” que puede hacer que condiciones tales como fiebre del heno y asma mucho peor.

Drivers have been warned about taking hay fever remedies before setting out on their journey

Drivers have been warned about taking hay fever remedies before setting out on their journeyCrédito: Getty – Contribuyente

La combinación de altos niveles de polen y clima húmedo crea un fenómeno conocido como “fiebre del trueno” o “tormenta asma”.

The phenomenon happens when moisture brought by the storm shatters pollen normally too large to enter the lungs into tiny pieces.

As these particles fall back down to earth they can travel deeper into people’s airways than normal, potentially triggering or exacerbating an attack.

While drivers need to be wary that sneezing, a runny nose and watery eyes caused by hay fever doesn’t impact their driving ability, there is a serious risk for anyone suffering from a pollen allergy.

La legislación que prohíbe conducir bajo los efectos del alcohol no distingue entre drogas ilícitas, medicamentos recetados y medicamentos de venta libre.

This means any type of drug that affects a motorist’s driving abilities could potentially result in a drug-driving conviction, even if it’s something as simple as hay fever medication that causes drowsiness.

One in four people in the UK has hay fever, which equates to approximately 16 million people.

Other distractions that could be classed as careless driving include “rubber necking” at the storm itself or failure to see through the windscreen properly, if caught in heavy rain.

Quotezone.co.uk, a leading car insurance comparison website, says if drivers find themselves stuck in the car during a thunderstorm, official advice from the Oficina Meteorológica is to wind up the window and stay inside the vehicle – the metal frame of the car should act as a conductor, passing the current around the passengers and into the ground, should it be struck by lightning.

sin embargo, any damage to cars caused by driving through flash floods that accompany thunder storms might not be covered by insurance policies. Quotezone.co.uk warns motorists to carefully check their policy exclusions, and even if routes are partially blocked, drivers should think twice before using waterlogged roads.

greg wilson, Founder of Quotezone.co.uk, dicho: “El clima ha sido extremo este verano y conducir solo con calor ha sido un desafío, pero hay cosas que los conductores deben saber para evitar el riesgo de puntos de penalización o multas y mantenerse seguros en las carreteras..

“Si se pronostica una tormenta, mire las advertencias oficiales de inundaciones, evite caminos que puedan inundarse y permita más tiempo de viaje, tenga en cuenta que los conductores pueden tener que detenerse y esperar si el aguacero comienza a afectar su visibilidad; los conductores pueden ser multados si no pueden ver claramente por todas las ventanas.

“Los síntomas de la fiebre del heno pueden aparecer inesperadamente y algunos tipos de medicamentos causan somnolencia., o llevar una advertencia de "no operar maquinaria pesada".

“Si un conductor no obedece esta advertencia y se pone al volante, podrían arriesgarse a una fuerte multa de hasta £ 5,000, points on their licence and endanger themselves and other road users.”

Siempre es sensato comprobar el tiempo antes de emprender viajes largos y pecar de precavido., Recuento de polen de Met Office pronósticos disponibles aquí.

Motorists have been warned they face a fine of up to £5,000

Motorists have been warned they face a fine of up to £5,000Crédito: Alamy