Why are you safer inside a car during an electrical storm?

People used to think the rubber tyres on a car grounded any
lightning that may strike it and that’s what kept you safe.
However, you’re safer in your car during an electrical storm
because of the metal frame. It serves as a conductor of
electricity, and channels the lightning away into the ground
without impacting anything – or anyone – inside; this is known
as a Faraday cage. While it is potentially dangerous to use a
corded phone or other appliances during a storm because
lightning can travel along cables, mobile or cordless phones are
fi ne. It’s also best to avoid metallic objects, including golf clubs.

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