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What To Do When Your Car Bonnet Flies Open On Motion





Have you had a driving experience where your bonnet flew open? Its an experience you wouldn’t want to have. However if you experience such what are you expected to do.

First and most importantly, If you notice that your bonnet looks loose as you drive along, stop and check it. Don’t wait until you get home.

What to do if your bonnet flies up while driving?

Stay calm.

The worst danger in this situation comes from you. If you experience a flying bonnet, there is no need panicking because it will make the situation worse.

Check your mirrors

If you experience a flying bonnet, your view is bound to be obstructs by the flying bonnet. Check through all of your mirrors for incoming cars and take the necessary action.

Hold the steering wheel firmly to counter wind resistance.

With flying bonnet comes wind resistance, thus you are expected to hold the steering wheel firmly so as to withstand such resistance and avoid being drifted off the road or to another lane.

Brake firmly if it is safe to do so.

Try to look out of the driver’s window, steering the vehicle to safely park by the side.


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  1. Bon-Amakiri marvel

    April 11, 2018 at 06:29

    Yeah this happened to me in 2015 ….it was past 8pm and I was doing 80kph heading to costain link bridge …I had earlier tried to get fuel at the fuel station and opened the bonnet in error rather than the fuel lid…then forgot to depress the bonnet to shut firmly…
    And I just did as u said…I was about overtaking when the bonnet flew up(not violently though)…just glanced at rear mirror and driver’s mirror….no head lights behind me….I slowed down gradually and went behind the bus I was overtaking and came to a stop,closed it back and I was on my way…no damages…Mayb I was lucky though cos I was seen where the bonnet came up violently and destroyed the entire windscreen of a sienna mini van

    • AutoJosh

      April 12, 2018 at 11:30

      I am confident you are a smart driver with the way you dissect cars

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