Statistics are inexorable: thousands of vehicles are crashed every year in the world: airplanes, buses, trains, cars. However, knowing this, do many of us, when boarding for transportation, choose safe places or are they all guided by comfort? Surely you have often heard similar phrases near ticket booths : "Put me by the window, please" or: "Can the first car be so as to stop closer to the station"? And it is even possible that he not only heard, but also himself pronounced them. If the chances of surviving in an accident are more important to you than the convenience during a trip – read what places should be chosen in different modes of transport to save your life.
In the minibus Marshrutki – one of the most popular modes of transport. First, they are not tied to a rigid schedule, and secondly, the cost of a ticket in them often does not exceed the cost in a bus, trolleybus and tram. But here is the paradox: cars like "Gazelle" are considered one of the most dangerous forms of public transport. In the minibus, if possible, choose a place that allows you to sit with your back to the motion. So maybe you are shaking, but the chances of getting out alive and healthy from the accident will be much greater. The reason is – with a sharp braking, all passengers will fly forward from their seats, and you will only be pinned to the back. In addition, in "Gazelles" these places are often located directly behind the driver, and he instinctively (as research proves) will save his life and twist the wheel so that from his side the car suffered as little as possible. Second in security are the seats in the middle of the cabin away from the windows. But the most dangerous places are next to the driver and in the back row. In this case, you can die in a head-on collision or if someone "fits" at full speed into the back of the minibus. In the bus The intercity bus is also considered a rather insecure mode of transport. And the risk increases in winter, when the roads are icy, and around the road – meter drifts. However, even in it, you can choose a more or less secure place. First, never sit down in the first and last three rows – in case of a collision, you can easily be thrown out through the windshield or literally flattened from behind. Secondly, no matter how tempting, do not buy a place near the windows – a broken glass during an accident can damage your face and hands, or even cut an artery at all. It is best to choose seats in the middle of the saloon in the right row along the way. They are far from oncoming traffic, which means they will be able to protect the passenger from the actions of a potentially drunk driver who has failed to manage. Another kind of safe places – closer to the aisle. So you can quickly leave the scene of the accident and avoid significant injuries with splinters.
In the train In the choice of a safe place, the statistics of railway accidents will not help us much: mudflows, collisions at crossings, the rails will be twisted because of the unsatisfactory state of the ways-how many reasons, so many variants, perish in different wagons. And still some general rules can be formulated. If possible, avoid trips in the first and last cars – the closer to the center of the train, the safer. Coupe is also the optimal choice of the fifth or sixth, again from those considerations that in the middle is safer. The shelf in the direction of movement is always safer than the opposite one. If the train abruptly brakes, you have more chances to just cuddle up to the partition, while the neighbor from the opposite shelf will almost certainly fall. On an airplane Most of the crashes take place during takeoff and landing, and a significant portion of those killed in such wrecks suffocate with carbon monoxide in a fire on board. Therefore, in this situation, your life depends on whether you will have time to get out of the cabin before you stop breathing. According to the results of a scientific study commissioned by the Civil Aviation Authority of Great Britain, the most likely to get out of those who sit in one of the five rows of seats near the emergency exit. The principal difference between planting near a window or a passage is not present – in the first case 58% of passengers survive, and in the second – 65%. But in which part of the liner to choose a place, experts still can not determine because of disagreements. According to British scientists, the front of the aircraft is safer: its passengers survive in 65% of cases. A similar indicator is possessed by the "tail" – 53%. But according to the statistics of the National Council of US Transportation Security, on the contrary, in the tail section of the passenger compartment – 69% of survivors, over the wing – 56%, and in the front section of the cabin, where the business class is usually located, only 49% survive in the accident. In large aircraft above the wing, there are usually two outlets, so you have more chances to "fit into the door" than in the front and rear parts of the aircraft. On the other hand, it is over the wing or close to it, usually there is a reservoir with aviation fuel, which in the event of a plane crash can catch fire.
As you see, there is no single recipe for all ills. However, as they say, rely on God, and he is not bad, especially since choosing safe places is not at all forbidden. Share this article with your friends. Surely they will soon have a vacation and these tips will come in handy. Take care of yourself and your loved ones!