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How to Escape a Car Sinking in Deep Water

How to Escape a Car Sinking in Deep Water

How to Escape a Car Sinking in Deep Water. It can happen in an instant: Your car ends
up in the water, and it’s sinking fast. Here’s how to get out. You will need Self-composure and glass-breaking
tool. Step 1. Stem panic by reminding yourself that your
car will usually float for a minute or two before it begins to sink. Use this time to unfasten your seat belt,
open the driver-side window or a sunroof, and unlock the doors. As long as you keep your keys in the ignition,
the electrical system likely will work until the car is submerged enough for the system
to short out. Step 2. If you were unable to open your side window,
break it with your elbow, heels, or — better still — anything pointy you have on hand,
like a pen or screwdriver. Aim for the center of the window. Don’t bother with the windshield; it’s made
to be unbreakable. Hardware stores sell tools specifically designed
to break car windows in an emergency. Step 3. If the car is sinking slowly, take off your
shoes. If you’re wearing jeans and you have time,
remove those as well. Both weigh you down, making swimming to the
surface more difficult. Step 4. Climb out the window before the car becomes
submerged, and swim to the surface. Memorize the acronym POGO: Pop seat belt,
Open the window, and Get Out. Step 5. If you were unable to get out through the
window, don’t panic! Let the car fill with water, knowing that
once it does, the water pressure inside and out will be equalized, allowing you to open
the door and escape. Hang on to the door handle as the car fills
with water so you don’t float and become disoriented if the car flips. Step 6. When the water reaches your chin, take a deep
breath and hold it. Then open the door and swim out headfirst. If you’re not sure which way is up, look
for bubbles and swim in the direction in which they’re rising. Did you know Magician Criss Angel escaped
from the locked trunk of a car submerged in a lake as one of his stunts.

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100 thoughts on “How to Escape a Car Sinking in Deep Water

  1. I always drive with my windows down because at least once every week, I have a different nightmare that always end up with me trying to get out of a car that's submerged in a lake/ocean. It can be from a cliff, or a bridge falling apart, or just not turning soon/hard enough. The first thing that I always do in those dreams is roll my window down, but of course, naturally, I can never get it all the way down or I can't unbuckle my seat belt to get out because it's a nightmare and I can't move my muscles in my sleep, so I'm not going to be moving them in my dreams.
    So, now I am deathly afraid of driving by water, water in general, and, especially, dark and deep water. Also, with respect to those who do, I don't believe in symbolic dream meanings/dreams telling the future. I'm a very "no fate, just coincidences" kind of person in general. I just figure I dream about what I think about. I've always been a very anxious person, and even before these nightmares, I would (in real life) think about what would happen/what I would do if the car I was in simply fell into water. So now, whenever I'm dreaming about driving next to water, my brain is obviously going to connect these thoughts to my dream, except it will actually stimulate them and not just feel like I'm thinking about it. I don't think it means "The car represents your path to success and the waters are your obstacles that you must overcome" or whatever. Anyway, thanks for reading my life story ! x
    *Side note*: In another dream, I was surrounded by puppies in a cozy home, so I don't just have nightmares !

  2. If you can’t break up windows in deep water , go ahead and start praying because in next 20 seconds, your life will be over. Just follow the light. 🤣😂😂

  3. If other comments are true, this video wrongly says to hit the side windows at the center, which could result in people coming here to learn and instead ending up dying because they shouldve hit the corner. wtf

  4. NOTE WELL…Unlock the electric door locks ASAP …while they still work, or u will be unable to use the doors should u need to.

  5. You're supposed to aim for the corner of the glass window, the center is the hardest part, look on other videos where they actually show this in real life

  6. Make sure you bring a snorkel outfit if you need one, also, open the car door, if you get out, wear the snorkel, the goggles help you see well in the water, the snorkel helps you to breathe, though its impossible to do this.

  7. Whoever made this video clearly doesn't know that the head rests have pointy prongs on the ends of them. In an emergency you take the head rest off the seat and use the pointed ends to break the window.

  8. My house is not surrounded by water, I rarely ever go to any lakes, and my mom has been driving for over 20 years

  9. this video saved my life. i was about to get on a bus but then i got too into this video and missed my bus. the bus exploded once it left and killed everybody on board. thank you for making this video.

  10. i'm just imagining someone pulling out their phone to watch this 2 minute video while trying to get out of the sinking car lol

  11. Yeah imma just use my elbow and get like 6 glass shards in my elbow LIKE BLOOD ALL OVER MY ELBOW MAYBE GET some puss out

  12. What if the car was locked intentionally… Just watched OITNB.. the evil sisters did this to an innocent child!😡😡 so disturbing!

  13. I thought when he said

    1. open the seat belt? WHY

    2. What if you can’t swim…

    3. How can we not see the front? I mean don’t look underwater but, just swim up

  14. Wait what? If you can get the window open shouldn't you get out like, immediately? Not wait to remove trousers or anything daft like that. Time is of the essence.

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