Lightning strikes - safe in car, but.... Hii 2 all, I am new here, and this is my first. We all know that when a lightning strikes one is very safe inside a car. Coming to my Q. Gauss law states, Charges Resides on the outside of a conductor. Fine. Applying the same to a car, a car acts like a Faraday cage allowing no charges to the inside from outside. Great. But..... My car is NOT a perfect conductor. There are a lot of "UnConductory" things within my car. Now the lightning should be able to find its way inside. From a quick search in google... I came across one reason with no explaining to it. Reason being Wavelength ! here is my source (part 3) http://18.104.22.168/search?q=cache:bcvu3PSxIl8J:www.rpi.edu/dept/phys/Dept2/phys2/lectures/Demo02.doc+charges+reside+on+outside+of+a+conductor&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=2&client=firefox-a" [Broken] Would be gr8 if someone cud explain why?