Q: How can I safely drive with the trunk open?

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How can I safely drive with the trunk open?

You should not regularly drive with the trunk open, as it can pose safety problems, and is illegal if done without a purpose. However, if you are carrying a long object that does not fit in the vehicle, you may have to temporarily drive with the trunk partially open. If that is the case, there are two things you should do: 1. Securely fasten the object that is keeping the trunk open, and securely fasten the trunk in place. Be sure that there are no items that can fall out of the vehicle if you make a sharp turn or a sudden stop. 2. To avoid breathing in large amounts of poisonous carbon monoxide, set the climate control to fresh air mode and upper and lower vent mode, and turn the fan speed to high.

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