Old 02-23-15, 12:05 PM
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spivonious
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I've ridden in thunderstorms a couple of times. It's not fun! Downpours, strong gusty winds, and lightning striking close by.

Your rubber tires will do absolutely nothing to save you. That's an old wives' tale. The reason cars are "safe" is that electricity travels around the outside of things. The car's metal body will conduct the electricity to the ground before it gets to you inside. Absolutely nothing to do with rubber tires.

Lightning has something like 100,000,000 Volts - that can travel through anything. The best thing you can do is to make yourself unattractive to the lightning. Don't be the tallest thing around. If it gets really bad, get off the road and find shelter.
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