Of a truth, we really do need to brace ourselves up for road accidents, there are a million ways to die (Not mimicking the Dstv station though) while driving, hence we must be updated about survival tips in unexpected situations.
In most scenarios, after a vehicle gets involved in an accident, it veers off the road, throwing itself and the driver into water and or hitting itself against trees and rocks. We will be highlighting some tips that will help you stay alive and possibly escape drowning.
DON’T TRY TO OPEN THE DOOR
Due to the massive pressure from water outside the vehicle, your efforts in opening the car door will never succeed.
In this case, do as below:
Take off the seat belt
Open the side-window
Try to get out of the car by climbing through its window
You don’t need to worry if your car is equipped with power windows as electronic gadgets inside can manage to function for at least 10 minutes before being out of order.
NEVER THINK OF BREAKING THE WINDSHIELD
It’s such a waste of time and effort when one tries his best to break the windshield to get out. This part is usually made of strong durable safety glass, so there’s no point destroying it.
CHOOSE THE TOOLS WISELY TO BREAK THE WINDOWS
For manual window, you will need a sharp tool to break it. Choose something heavy with a pointed tip then focus the force at the corners of the glass window to break it. Some possible tools can be hammer or screwdriver but it takes a radical driver to know this. The detachable headrest is an excellent option, just remove it and break the glass with it.
TURN TO THE LAST RESORT
If you don’t have anything on you to break the window or it is too hard to be destroyed, you should think of the last resort – escape through the door. This means you must wait for the water to fill in the vehicle then the pressure from inside can assist you in opening the car door. Try to take deep breath with the precious little air remained, apply full force to push the door with your feet and swim out to escape.
Be on the lookout for all kinds of emergency, always bring along tools to help you break the glass. When being drowned underwater, people usually have no idea what to do, so you may want to print this out and stick it on your windshield!