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How to Escape a Car Sinking in Deep Water

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Watch more Driving & Car Safety videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/117114-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. Step 1: Calm down 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. Tip 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: Break the window 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. Tip Hardware stores sell tools specifically designed to break car windows in an emergency. Step 3: Undress 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: Get out Climb out the window before the car becomes submerged, and swim to the surface. Tip Memorize the acronym POGO: Pop seat belt, Open the window, and Get Out. Step 5: Wait until car fills 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. Tip 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: Open the door 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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Sarah Cotton (28 days ago)
watching this cause i had a nightmare that i my car is sinking i didn't know how to escape
Ham AlA (1 month ago)
Don't panic was the most clear adv
DastardlyCrook (1 month ago)
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.
Jabar K (2 months ago)
You can also use the head rest to break the window
Step 1: Accept death😊
Detective Inspector (4 months ago)
Must remember to remove my little Hammer & get my husband a denim jacket 🤫
Cionca Mark (4 months ago)
And you cant break the window in the midle , you need to hit the corner
Black Sonata_ (4 months ago)
Just die, n respawn
thena120579 (5 months ago)
step 1. Learn how to swim
azizam azizan (5 months ago)
Thank you sir
Matias Ayala (6 months ago)
Just keep your windows rolled down when crossing bridges and driving near water, better safe than sorry
I won't be able to look for bubbles I can't see clear underwater
Commander Keen (6 months ago)
Thanks, i got sick of dying in my car, so i looked up this video!
Heather Sawyer (7 months ago)
Did you know that cars have wheels?
Wee cunt (7 months ago)
“You will need” damn what kind of idiot would prepare to drive into the ocean?
The goat Pear (8 months ago)
Myth busters
i guess i will die because i cant swim
Hamburger King 9 (8 months ago)
Mors Mutual, how can we help? I can do that.
Wisdom Seeker (9 months ago)
Giancarlo Subliminals (9 months ago)
1. Dont be a idiot 2.take a perfect selfie
nikiplayz (9 months ago)
Lol leave a cheap divers mask and get out of there
BunnySnipes (9 months ago)
lmao what if cant swim
DDM 1285 (9 months ago)
What happens if you don’t know how to swim
The Dog bot (9 months ago)
Just don’t drive into water
Telah Brown (9 months ago)
1:44 my life has been ruined by THE EYES!!
Hannah Sparkleeyes (9 months ago)
1:22 POGO
Just open the damm door
HeavyTrails (10 months ago)
2nd letter:O
MeLikePumpkin (10 months ago)
It didnt say you needed a *car*
I.J. (10 months ago)
escape a car. get out. done.
Michael Young (10 months ago)
Use ur elbow a high heel I assume this video is for women
Potato Kitty123 (10 months ago)
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
Elaine Hope (10 months ago)
What if the car was locked intentionally... Just watched OITNB.. the evil sisters did this to an innocent child!😡😡 so disturbing!
Luna FitzGerald (10 months ago)
Watching this makes me feel like I'm drowning
JalenGamingYT (10 months ago)
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
JalenGamingYT (10 months ago)
I dont need that much tips if my car sinks i just break the window AND GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE
Spiff Kid (9 months ago)
JalenGamingYT you couldn’t fit through a window...
Erum Rafiq (10 months ago)
What if you have kids? What if you can't swim? What if THEY can't swim?
Spiff Kid (9 months ago)
Unknown User too bad for them then
liszst (11 months ago)
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
Jerlin (11 months ago)
Allabout tee Tv (11 months ago)
What if i cant swim?
Ryan Hemingway (11 months ago)
here from the office
Jenneth Benjamin (11 months ago)
Or, get a, water proof car, or open the window thing?
Jenneth Benjamin (11 months ago)
A, monster truck.
Daisy The Dunce (11 months ago)
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.
Spiff Kid (9 months ago)
Daisy The Dunce yea. That never happened
ameer hamza (1 year ago)
wtf you where you will go when your car is at the center of lake or river after escaping from car
Spiff Kid (9 months ago)
ameer hamza how would your car get in the middle of a lake?
Liv-Kari Chinga (1 year ago)
Very bad information. Take off pants?! Follow these steps if ya´ll wanna sleep with Poseidon
Just because (1 year ago)
I luv this upbeat track gotta go out in a groove
Zirkitri (1 year ago)
open the door and swim out
Spiff Kid (9 months ago)
Zirkitri it’s not that simple. Due to pressure, the door wouldn’t open
Maulan Wong (1 year ago)
Wait men dont have heels
Clairvoyant Amnesiac (1 year ago)
did he died
DVincentW (1 year ago)
*Use a pen to break the glass!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DVincentW (1 year ago)
I just came cause its an old video.
Braden Skidmore (1 year ago)
You're gonna break your elbow before you break the window with it
Wolf Noir (1 year ago)
My house is not surrounded by water, I rarely ever go to any lakes, and my mom has been driving for over 20 years
N S (1 year ago)
Now do one if you have kids with you
Sans 584 (1 year ago)
*What if their are kids in da car?*
You have to pull out for biggest for smallest
Ganga Prakash (1 year ago)
I came here after watching Mercy by Shawn Mendes 'cuz I got a little scared.
Tommyaka (1 year ago)
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.
Marker Villacorta (1 year ago)
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.
Dizzle (1 year ago)
Yes. If I'm ever in this situation I hope I remember the acronym POGO. Otherwise, I may die!
Lenin Lennon (1 year ago)
Tried it & step 5 doesn't work, flagged
Chris Chapin (1 year ago)
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
Robert Condol (1 year ago)
Remove the head rest and the 2 metal points can be used to break the glass from the inside.
Teh N00b (1 year ago)
m8 i am not a girl i am a troller. i have only a troll face and a black suit.
56834 :333 (1 year ago)
Well, what If we don't know how to swim, AND the water is possibly filled with deadly creatures. :)
Gold Gaming (1 year ago)
0:07 also the car will start growing rapidly
Alyssa Adams (1 year ago)
Why would you break the corner of a window when your not in water , but when your in water, you break the middle
Cristian Radical (1 year ago)
Imagine swimming down instead of up haha
Wu Wei (1 year ago)
What if you can’t swim
Your friends or cousin will save you
Iker Canseeapas (1 year ago)
thecraftykingdom king (1 year ago)
What if you have children....
__ (1 year ago)
2009 was great like this
Brian Hackert (1 year ago)
hey, i just watched another one of these that said to strike the window at the edge. what gives?
Bernard Popp (1 year ago)
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.
Bernard Popp (1 year ago)
this video is not kosher...it could mean death for soneone.
Tressic Music (1 year ago)
Thank you so much. Loved the video and the channel.
september rose (1 year ago)
Me: Oh I need to sleep it's 10pm Also me: Oh a Video of how to save myself in a sinking car.
AirPlayRule (1 year ago)
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
Tiny Ki (1 year ago)
no joke....
KING FROST GAMING (1 year ago)
But I didn't know how to swim
DeltaGaming (1 year ago)
Only take off your shoes, pants and shirts can be used as improvised floatation devices
Johny Cash (1 year ago)
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. 🤣😂😂
Marquise BLXCK (1 year ago)
Dude said you can open your card door underwater due to equalized pressure... FALSE!
Jéff Máthew (1 year ago)
Step 7: Say goodbye to your car
dr mlemo (1 year ago)
What if you don't have a car?
1:45 that face scares me....
MLG Doge (Swag Doge) (1 year ago)
You will need -a phone Step 1- call ocean man Did you know- the grass is green
Tonghai Oeng (1 year ago)
Wow cars float srsly you only have 30 sec to escape car sink
Devin Seeley (1 year ago)
aim at the corners
Dizzythegamer678 (1 year ago)
what if u cant swim
Jenni Day (1 year ago)
0:07 I am going to fall off this cliff and die with my car
Zeto gaming (1 year ago)
Whay of you cant swim
yuri082783 (1 year ago)
Step one if your evil die but no
Extinct RobinPlayz (1 year ago)
Nigguh the window center is the strongest you idiot hit it at the corner and elbow youd break it
A lamp. (1 year ago)
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 !
dsffg234 (1 year ago)
#1 self composure lmfao
Dayi Vela (1 year ago)
but what it dose work
James (1 year ago)
Step one: press brake, will make car go backwards to dry land
Extreme Puzzles (1 year ago)
Smiley Girl (1 year ago)
How do u save your family
The Brown Cat (1 year ago)
There are 2 problems.... I can't swim and i'am too fat to get out through the window
Johnnys Manager (1 year ago)
Let me tell you something. I can't swim...

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