What are Some Tips to Escape a Sinking Vehicle?
The Smarts You’ll Need
A sinking car is a nightmare. It’s not a matter of fact or fiction. Drivers and parents alike fear the possibility that their vehicle will careen off the road into water. Standing and flowing water are both threats to drivers and occupants. Each person in the car should know how to escape such a situation. This is even more dangerous, considering that hundreds die each year from just this situation.
It is easier than thought to escape from such a situation. Learning how only takes several minutes but can be the most valuable thing you learn today. There are specialized tools that knock out windows in case they are sealed shut. Roll down the windows and get ready to head out. Get out the front as the back windows probably won’t roll down all the way. There’s little chance to get out through the door. There’s also no chance an ambulance or fireman can get you out. You’re on your own.
A Common Fear is Drowning is a Sinking Car.
Mythbusters even did an episode showing the risk and response to a sinking car. These types of issues are a realistic risk for drivers. A bridge issue or driving off a bank is not uncommon. Submerged cars are a unique danger to drivers. A car accident is a risk we all face. Floods and wet areas present these risks more than in dry areas. But this may not always be true. Flash floods happen in desert areas, and dams can break in dry areas.
So know what is needed to protect your family. You don’t want to be in a situation where you don’t know what is expected of you. There’s still time to learn. Furthermore, you owe it to your loved ones. Each one of these tips can save a life.
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