From the frontline workers to the individuals doing a weekly grocery shop, keeping a car safe is crucial to ensuring the safety of the driver, passengers, and the public. Here are five tips for keeping a driver and their vehicle safe from the experts at Dubai-based Fuel Delivery App, CAFU.
- Keep your hands clean
The most important tip to remember is to keep your hands clean. Drivers should be adamant on cleansing and sanitizing hands frequently throughout their journey. Experts advise using hand sanitizer (of at least 60% alcohol concentration) as soon as the driver enters the car can help avoid contamination.
2. Clean your car
Conduct a thorough, deep clean using antibiotic sterilizing wipes to disinfect frequently touched surfaces each time the vehicle is used. Drivers are advised to sanitize the steering wheel, gear shift knob, instrument stalks, seatbelt, stereo controls, cup holders, door pockets, dashboard, air conditioning outlets and any other surface that the driver may encounter.
3. Limit passengers
If possible, solo travel is the safest route to follow. If a driver is required to carry additional passengers, government regulations must be followed. If it is necessary to ride with others for essential trips, be mindful in ensuring that appropriate safety measures are being followed by sanitizing hands and avoiding unnecessary touching of interior surfaces.
4. Ventilate between trips
Keep the air circulating throughout the vehicle for a healthier journey. It is believed that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can linger in the air for up to three hours. Leaving your car’s windows open a crack between journeys, to allow fresh air to circulate through the cabin, may reduce the risk of contamination.
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