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How to Escape a Car Sinking in Deep Water - playtunez.com
Published: 8 years ago By: Howcast

By: HowcastPublished: 8 years ago

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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.

Den Yuan
'Den Yuan' 6 days ago
You will also need a driving license.
The_battle Gamer
'The_battle Gamer' 1 week ago
I can't swim
Ducky quill
'Ducky quill' 2 weeks ago
actually to help you breath more just hyper ventilate and then hold your breath, this can help me breath in a swimming pool for 1 minute !
fast fox
'fast fox' 4 weeks ago
but what if you don't know how to swim ?
ZANDERS QUALITY
'ZANDERS QUALITY' 1 month ago
Why can't you open the door?
J Robust
'J Robust' 2 months ago
I can't swim
Addison Baker
'Addison Baker' 3 months ago
if the whole car is filled with water it won't always open. the water on the outside will probably push back
Minecraft Boss
'Minecraft Boss' 3 months ago
Ol
Swegy Monster :3
'Swegy Monster :3' 3 months ago
what about take the part of the seat ( the one that your head sits on ) put it at the corners smash down ( you don't have to be that strong ) the window shatters easily!! but the small windows
NicoHans SD87
'NicoHans SD87' 3 months ago
But I can't swim
Aqua sparklez
'Aqua sparklez' 3 months ago
BUT IDK HOW TO SWIM 😩😩😩😩😩😩
Epointic
'Epointic ' 3 months ago
Thx this helped on arma 3
Pleb King
'Pleb King' 3 months ago
More like... POGTFO
Kacek 2332
'Kacek 2332' 3 months ago
You should just break the window with your fist just punch the corner
FlyingHunter
'FlyingHunter' 4 months ago
watching was very uncomfortible
Priceless23
'Priceless23' 4 months ago
All good information besides going for the middle of the glass window you will not break it unless you have a glass breaker! go for the edge of it that's where it's weakest
Ebbie May
'Ebbie May' 4 months ago
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juliet castillo
'juliet castillo' 4 months ago
Thanks for the safety tips incase that happens
Skylander Sam06
'Skylander Sam06' 4 months ago
what if you can't swim? like me
Alexander vom Dorp
'Alexander vom Dorp' 4 months ago
I'm member of the volunteer fire department and when we have to break a window of a car, we don't smash right in the center of the glass because it whips back. So we smash the corners
Brian Brison
'Brian Brison' 4 months ago
I saw once in a movie to break free the rear view mirror. But it was used to escape a car teetering over a cliff edge. Maybe it works underwater too?
Linutt KH
'Linutt KH' 4 months ago
could i use sonic screwdriver to break the glass?
HexaRex
'HexaRex' 4 months ago
DONT EVERY GO FOR THE CENTER! UNLESS YOU HAVE A GLASS BREAKER! CARS ARE MEANT TO RESIST BLOWS TO THE MIDDLE! instead go for the edges...they are weakest
puppy67726 Gaming
'puppy67726 Gaming' 4 months ago
Car headrests can come completely out of the car seats and can be used to break the Windows
Xx21 SavagexX
'Xx21 SavagexX' 4 months ago
Do you think l'm going to have these materials in the car every time I go in? Wow
Aine Rose
'Aine Rose' 5 months ago
it's hard to open doors under water because of outside pressure I thought? !! i got told to use headrests to break the window as when u take them off there is 2 metal rods.
Aine Rose
'Aine Rose' 5 months ago
it's hard to open doors under water because of outside pressure I thought? !! i got told to use headrests to break the window as when u take them off there is 2 metal rods.
Joe Papp
'Joe Papp' 5 months ago
don't go for the windshield it's in breakable how come it broke in a car accident I had
BriaPrettyPup
'BriaPrettyPup' 5 months ago
or Mario 64 it and swim out easily
Chau Pham
'Chau Pham' 5 months ago
Cus I'm only 7
Chau Pham
'Chau Pham' 5 months ago
But how am I gonna swim idk how to swim
emsie76
'emsie76' 5 months ago
Most cars have removable headrests. You can use the metal spikes to break the corner of the window (not middle, that's tuff).
G
'G's Realm' 5 months ago
What if you can't swim....
Matthew
Pro tip: Your headrest can be taken off to break the glass! Most people don't know this and spend a lot of time just trying to open the window... It's been right there dude...
Romelia Darosa
'Romelia Darosa' 5 months ago
Just look for ShepherdSurvives website. There is all you need to learn it :)
Nikeyonna Barrington
'Nikeyonna Barrington' 6 months ago
what if you can't open your eyes under water
OmQCooky
'OmQCooky' 6 months ago
How to escape a car sinking in deep water You will need: Time to wait Jesus Step 1: Wait until the car completely sinks Step 2: Try to drown Step 3: After drowning, Jesus will come and take you to heaven, where you can start a new life there :-)
MEGAN AWESOME MEGA
'MEGAN AWESOME MEGA' 6 months ago
I live in West Virginia
J MAN 1225
'J MAN 1225' 6 months ago
I'll Ben I'm this sivhuatioj and servived
Matthew Cowan
'Matthew Cowan' 6 months ago
Hit the sides of the side window not the centre or jam the head rest down the rubber but were the window goes up and down and pull it towards the seat and the glass will break
Daquan Wiley
'Daquan Wiley' 6 months ago
I ain't Criss Angel Bih
Ian Jeremy Almoradie
'Ian Jeremy Almoradie' 6 months ago
I can't swim
MasterGoamate 2002
'MasterGoamate 2002' 6 months ago
why do you need row down your window to die
Synergy Skateboarding
How to escape a sinking car:open the freaking door😂😂
Shardonae Lowery
'Shardonae Lowery' 7 months ago
I understand the struggle because until the car sinks get out quickly as possible before you even drown and lose your breath and die until someone saves you to take you to the doctor before a shark gets close if a tide was coming and would not be able to get out in time so don't panic if a rout is there only panic if there is the shark or wave or tide coming so believe that might of happens to you but you don't die it's simple because using your elbo or pin would slow you way down until it's all the way submerged in the water the step first to do is get a sharp hammer use the back of it until the window broke do the corners they have more ways then sinking the car deeper and faster if in the middle it might not be true but I assume it's true but people have different ideas or stratigges to get out of a bad thing
Lina
'Lina' 7 months ago
Wasn't Pogo the name of the male adult Dalmatian dog in "101 Dalmatians"?
PERA tv
'PERA tv' 7 months ago
A video said dont hit the center of the glass but the edge and that will be like 15 times easier
James G
'James G' 7 months ago
Just know I'm dead cause Ima panic anyway
Fox Trot
'Fox Trot' 7 months ago
Too bad Elena's parents from the vampire diaries didn't see this
RT
'RT' 7 months ago
Don't wait for the pressure to equalise. For this to happen, the vehicle must be stationary, at the bottom. In deep water this will take a long time and you probably won't hold your breath long enough.
FaZe Sanic
'FaZe Sanic' 7 months ago
Step 1: Don't drive into water Did you know that you can drown in water>
Randy Wray
'Randy Wray' 8 months ago
self composure rule number 1 for everything in life lol
Jay SF
'Jay SF' 8 months ago
What this video won't tell you is that you will sink faster than the car if you're a fat person.
A Ibrahim
'A Ibrahim' 8 months ago
Heard a guy named Darren Mitchell passed away today from something like this so just had to get my knowledge up.
Alicia McLean
'Alicia McLean' 8 months ago
if you don't have a sharp object or heels, take the headrest off as its posts are tapered at the end and will be way easier, faster and less painful than using an elbow!
Brett Duffy
'Brett Duffy' 8 months ago
what if you can't swim
Thebluefus
'Thebluefus' 8 months ago
Down voted because of the last thing said. Now I don't trust any of it
Laser Bean
'Laser Bean' 8 months ago
YASHIRO!!! ORE WA OMAE NO MIRAI O SHITTEIRU!!!
Laser Bean
'Laser Bean' 8 months ago
YASHIRO!!! ORE WA OMAE NO MIRAI O SHITTEIRU!!!
Javiluchis Gaming
'Javiluchis Gaming' 9 months ago
What if there's sharks
Dave Brown
'Dave Brown' 9 months ago
You should change this graphic and message. You can't break it at the center of the window.....only at the edges.
Hannah Kiraly
'Hannah Kiraly' 9 months ago
good advice.
Justin Star
'Justin Star' 9 months ago
XI know how to swim to shore!!!
Sol Sloaney
'Sol Sloaney' 9 months ago
I was told to hit the edges of the car window and not the centre, it is less likely to break
Comment Debater
'Comment Debater' 9 months ago
Can't you open the door? Like I mean as soon as the car goes into the water
awsomeguy001
'awsomeguy001' 9 months ago
I'll always remember the acronym
Blake Johnson
'Blake Johnson' 9 months ago
I'm watching this while my car is filling up with water Fml
fukwitgay
'fukwitgay' 9 months ago
rule 5 dun work i got mom to try it for me and she died
Lichtblick
'Lichtblick' 9 months ago
wow, i learnd a lot, now i will not die anymore, thx
Edgy Wedgie
'Edgy Wedgie' 9 months ago
Watching this cuz I live in Houston
Mydarkhometown TØP
'Mydarkhometown TØP' 9 months ago
What about escaping the horror of no fries?
Bryna Thorington
'Bryna Thorington' 9 months ago
What if there's is an infant in the car?
Georgi Popov
'Georgi Popov' 10 months ago
Side windows are tempered and can't be broke at the center ... you should aim at the corners
Juri Hosoya
'Juri Hosoya' 10 months ago
The Door is not going to open, until the car reaches the bottom...
Bannana Monkeybread
'Bannana Monkeybread' 10 months ago
Thank you! This is my biggest fear. I have nightmares about this happening nearly every night. Knowing there is a way out will definitely help me. (Sometimes I realize I'm in a dream but I can't change the atmosphere because the fear is stronger than the will to change the dream or wake me up.) The possibility of that happening is one of the reasons I refused to get my drivers license and use walking as a way of transportation for everything under 3 miles.
BEST OF UFC
'BEST OF UFC' 10 months ago
What if u don't know how to swim ?
Dr UP
'Dr UP' 10 months ago
what happens i cant swim what we do😪😪😪😪😪😪
Fernando Vasquez
'Fernando Vasquez' 11 months ago
Top gear did a challenge on a sinking car, and they concluded that the car must reach the bottom of the lake or whatever to open the door underwater. you can't actually open it while its still sinking underwater
Clarence McCarthy
'Clarence McCarthy' 11 months ago
They narrator said you should break it with "anything pointy or sharp, like a pen or screwdriver" yet what was displayed was clearly a turkey baster.
Mr Strong John
'Mr Strong John' 11 months ago
is it that hard just to unlock the door and get out
Jeremy Vela
'Jeremy Vela' 11 months ago
And did you Know... Criss Angel is actually Fake ... Haha
黎丽芳
'黎丽芳' 11 months ago
Your channel taught me lots of stuff!
Leah Favreau
'Leah Favreau' 12 months ago
And what do you do if the window wont roll down, and your car is fully submerged and you cant get the door open? Your basically screwed rite?
Jamecia Chandler
'Jamecia Chandler' 1 year ago
im the only one who can swim in my family im not a strong swimmer but my mom and sister don't so if the car falls in what do they do what do I do
lalagirl211
'lalagirl211' 1 year ago
and if u dont know how to swim?
ShreK21 MSP
'ShreK21 MSP' 1 year ago
😞
Edgar Munsen
'Edgar Munsen' 1 year ago
I had a error I toke off my jeans, I was arrested for nudity because I also toke off my underwear by accident.
Jay__ Time__
'Jay__ Time__' 1 year ago
But....I can't swim
Differential Equations
just like a good neighbor, state farm is there
Jeremy W.
'Jeremy W.' 1 year ago
I Would use the Victorinox Rescue Tool.
daniel99oslo randome stuff!!!!
One in my class shes om survival a car that did sink
Khang Nguyen
'Khang Nguyen' 1 year ago
or you can just unlock the doors and open them
OkeyMxl x
'OkeyMxl x' 1 year ago
dont take a DEEP BREATH IT MAKES IT WORSE BECAUSE UR BODY STUGGLIES AND U GET TIRED WHILE SWIMING TO THE SURFACE TAKE THE BREATH OUT VERY SLOWLY SO U WONT STUGLE
Janah
'Janah' 1 year ago
Why did they teach us back in the old days to wait for the water to fill up the car , hold breath and roll down window and then go out ...... ?
Westward
'Westward' 1 year ago
What if I don't know how to swim.
Brian Vu
'Brian Vu' 1 year ago
by the time you wait for the equal pressure both inside and outside of the car, you're fked. Don't ever try to resort to step 5.
Scott Yelich
'Scott Yelich' 1 year ago
Step 1 PANIC
Low Gunfire
'Low Gunfire' 1 year ago
Who is the bloody idiot that wrote Number 5?
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