Do You Know What To Do In Case Your Are In a Sinking Vehicle?

March 23rd, 2017 by

how to escape a sinking car

What’s worse than crashing into water in a car? Not knowing how to get out of the car in the water! Of course no one wants to imagine themselves fighting for their life in a sinking car, but not knowing what to do will make the situation so much worse.

In the event you find yourself in a car that is sinking in water, this is what you should do AS FAST AS POSSIBLE.

  • As soon as soon as possible, roll down the windows. Windows are the only way to escape and after about thirty seconds of being in a big body of water, the electrical system will prevent your automatic windows from going down.
  • Do NOT try to open any doors.
  • Unbuckle your seat belt.
  • Once your seat belt is off and the windows are down, get out.

Another great tool that will help you or your passengers in the event you’re in a sinking or flooded car is a life hammer, which is a small and easy-to-use device that can quickly break car windows. This lifesaving item should be kept in a place easily accessible to both the driver and passenger, like the center console. The glove box is too far from the driver if they are by themselves and their seatbelt is restricting their movement.

We know you don’t want to think about it, but you should know what to do in case this happens. Also, be sure to inform your children about what to do. Stay safe out there.