Cars are being melted by the super hot weather in Italy – Video
You think it’s hot in the part of the world you live in? It most certainly could be, but in the Mediterranean right now it’s probably even hotter we bet. Record high temperatures in Italy reportedly killed 140 elderly people in the first ten days of July 2015 alone. In Cyprus, locals have been seen wearing cooking oven mitts to grip vehicle steering wheels that are otherwise way too hot to touch with bare hands. Temperatures in the Mediterranean area have been topping 145 degrees Fahrenheit. It was ‘only’ a cool 98 degrees where this video was taken, but as you can see for yourself in the video, that was still enough to destroy and melt plastic parts off of a vehicle.
The video was shot by John Westbrook while on holiday with his family in Caorle. The small town of about roughly 12,000 inhabitants is located in northern part of Italy on the Adriatic coast line, in between Venice and the Slovenian border. The local taxi driver from Folkestone in Kent, England, was walking by this blue, second-generation Renault Megane stoped near the beach area when he saw (and captured the horrific scene) plastic parts literally melting off of the French automobile which included side moldings, bumpers, mirror housings, and window frames.
“Even bits of the bumper were melted and the wing mirrors were starting to buckle,” Westbrook stated to British newspaper the Daily Express. “I guess the moral of the story is don’t trust French cars.” Either that, you have to make sure to park your vehicle in the shade… and drink plenty of liquids .