Driving an automatic just requires controlling the steering wheel. The driver sits with no physical movements of legs. This immobility of limbs may cause blood clots, a condition called 'Deep Vein Thrombosis'...and many more life threatening risks.
New Delhi: Automatic cars nowadays need no introduction. It provides the comfort of gear-free driving. Moreover, it doesn’t have a clutch pedal. Using a component called a torque converter, automatic transmission does the hard most of the work for you. You only have to think about driving forwards, backwards and stopping the vehicle.
Automatic cars have a number of pros some of which are:
Better in rush-hour traffic
Perfect for disabled
But are these pros reasonable enough to consider automatic cars the perfect choice? We'll come to an answer after knowing the drawbacks of an automatic car:
Some major cons of automatic cars:
Immobility of Legs can cause Deep Vein Thrombosis
Automatic cars doesn't require human intervention. It only requires controlling the steering handle. The driver seats with no physical movements of the legs. The immobility of the limbs causes blood clot. Such condition is medically termed as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). The blood clot intervenes in blood flow. This results in organ's numbness.
Blockage in Lungs
After the formation of blood clot, pulmonary embolism is caused. In this condition, the blood clot travels to the lungs and arteries. Hence, the organ is blocked. Blood supply to vital organs such as the brain and heart gets blocked. This happens after the arteries in the lungs faces blockage.
Discomfort and Breathing Issues
The driver feels discomfort and experience breathing issues, which happens due to the reduction of blood flow to the vital organs in the body. Blood pressure and pulse rate drastically reduces in such conditions. As a result, the individual may lose consciousness and therfore can collapse in the running vehicle.
The adverse impacts of blood clot and blockage in the arteries and discomfort in breathing, the risk of cardiac arrest is high, in the worst case.
Low Blood Pressure affects Functions of Kidneys
Long driving reduces blood pressure. This adversely impacts kidney functions. If you go on long drives get your kidneys diagnose.
Driving automatic cars might be best suited to someone who does a lot of urban travelling. Also it is perfect for people with a disability or limited mobility.
If you travel longer distances then avoid driving automatic cars. Alcoholics, smokers, obese, individuals need to be more careful. If they underwent recent surgery or suffer from prolonged illness are at high risk. These symptoms after driving for long hours. Thus, long drives in Automatic Cars are not good for health.