In previous posts we’ve looked at the issue of driving and using a vehicle during times of flooding. The National weather Service in the USA is currently running a campaign “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” TADD – to raise awareness tot he fact that drivers are at risk when it comes to navigating flood waters. Many do not realise the dangers when it comes to driving a vehicle into flood water, where just a few inches of water is enough to lift the car, make it float and therefore make the driver lose control.
After the recent floods in Queensland, Australia, a study by Queensland University revealed that 4 out of every 10 ddeaths during the floods were drivers, usually drivers who hadn’t anticipated the dangers of driving their vehicles through flood water.
However, there is a flip side to this issue: could it not be that many of these people were trying to escape the flood waters, and driving was their only option?