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How to Escape a Car Sinking in Deep Water - playtunez.com
Published: 9 years ago By: Howcast

By: HowcastPublished: 9 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.

Dayi Vela
'Dayi Vela' 2 weeks ago
but what it dose work
Dick Fiddler
'Dick Fiddler' 1 month ago
Step one: press brake, will make car go backwards to dry land
Apple Vlogs
'Apple Vlogs' 1 month ago
Step 1: GET OUT WHAT ARE YOU DOING WATCHING THIS VIDEO THIS COULD COST YOU YOUR LIFE
Smiley Girl
'Smiley Girl' 1 month ago
How do u save your family
The Brown Cat
'The Brown Cat' 1 month ago
There are 2 problems.... I can't swim and i'am too fat to get out through the window
Heroin Mother
'Heroin Mother' 1 month ago
Let me tell you something. I can't swim...
Capital Films
'Capital Films' 1 month ago
my surviving plan. 1. Roll down window 2. Take off seatbelt 3. Get out of car through open window. 4. Swim back to shore.
Rein LOL
'Rein LOL' 2 months ago
What if you can't swim?
Tanner Nelson - Montages, Gameplay & More!
Im watching this while in a sinking car
Windows 8
'Windows 8' 2 months ago
Can you make How to Survive a Sinking Ship
Windows 8
'Windows 8' 2 months ago
What if the water is 18* - A tempature that kills people in 15 minutes?
Vincy Mais
'Vincy Mais' 3 months ago
Step 1: get the hell out Step 2: swim out
Stovall Holmes
'Stovall Holmes' 3 months ago
bogo...buy one get one
SaalSubaie
'SaalSubaie' 3 months ago
remember you can take off the headrest and use it as a tool to break the window.
chrissyxx
'chrissyxx' 3 months ago
one problem..... Idk how to swim lol.
Michael Mac Cracken
'Michael Mac Cracken' 3 months ago
can you do how to escape from a BURNING car
D Miller
'D Miller' 3 months ago
Please remove this video and resubmit with correct information. Side windows can only be broken in the lower corners, NOT THE CENTER.
Julie Granado
'Julie Granado' 3 months ago
what if the car falls into a deep river with currents ?
Rollie55
'Rollie55' 3 months ago
A part of me wants me to drive my car into water, and attempt escaping it, for the sake of knowing I could do it.
Andrew Godfrey
'Andrew Godfrey' 4 months ago
But what if I can't swim?
The great Zapfish
'The great Zapfish' 4 months ago
My mom has a glass breaking tool
Chuck Norris
'Chuck Norris' 4 months ago
Pop seatbelt and get out?Cool, i never though of that
hanshukebein
'hanshukebein' 4 months ago
Cool but there is major problem here i cant swim...
Johnny
'Johnny's Girl' 4 months ago
I think having one of those window punches on a keychain would be a good thing to have.
Random person YOlo
'Random person YOlo' 5 months ago
First of all WHAT IF YOU CANT SWIM
Elika Ranger
'Elika Ranger' 5 months ago
im lovin it
Platypuff
'Platypuff' 5 months ago
I'm surprised this video didn't mention that you could pull out the actual headrest on your seat and use it to break the window. That's actually what're they're designed to pop out for.
Luisa Reyna
'Luisa Reyna' 5 months ago
the headpiece of the front seats are there to be taken off and used as a glass breaker
MspMelonFreaks
'MspMelonFreaks' 5 months ago
Well i hope this doesn't happen when Its night since Its going to be a hell to see.
MspMelonFreaks
'MspMelonFreaks' 5 months ago
I'm watching this while I'm inside a drowning car lol.
RP SINGH
'RP SINGH' 6 months ago
and in water we can't open a window
RP SINGH
'RP SINGH' 6 months ago
if we not have a tool to broke window
Margarita Eggler
'Margarita Eggler' 6 months ago
The head resters of many cars are designed to be easily pulled up so the metal tubes can be used to crack and break the car's windows
Margarita Eggler
'Margarita Eggler' 6 months ago
The head resters of many cars are designed
Saige Elizabeth
'Saige Elizabeth' 6 months ago
is there something I don't get about sinking cars like can you just open the door
Amr Mohamed Hassan
'Amr Mohamed Hassan' 6 months ago
if u ran from death this time he will get u at sometime 😑
seretha barnette
'seretha barnette' 6 months ago
What if you cant swim
CR7NEYMAR
'CR7NEYMAR' 6 months ago
why dont you just open the door and get out
BwapsCuber
'BwapsCuber' 6 months ago
Thx really helped! Watching this about to drown!
the toaster
'the toaster' 6 months ago
open the door as fast as you can
Oystergamer 8254
'Oystergamer 8254' 7 months ago
What if there's more people in the car?
Den Yuan
'Den Yuan' 7 months ago
You will also need a driving license.
GhostGamer 99
'GhostGamer 99' 7 months ago
I can't swim
Ducky quill
'Ducky quill' 7 months 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 !
theoldpotato bra
'theoldpotato bra' 8 months ago
but what if you don't know how to swim ?
JEFFY
'JEFFY' 8 months ago
Why can't you open the door?
T Robust
'T Robust' 9 months ago
I can't swim
Mushroom Nose
'Mushroom Nose' 10 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' 10 months ago
Ol
Swegy Monster TWD :3
'Swegy Monster TWD :3' 10 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' 10 months ago
But I can't swim
Aqua sparklez
'Aqua sparklez' 10 months ago
BUT IDK HOW TO SWIM 😩😩😩😩😩😩
Epointic
'Epointic' 10 months ago
Thx this helped on arma 3
Pleb King
'Pleb King' 10 months ago
More like... POGTFO
Kacek 2332
'Kacek 2332' 10 months ago
You should just break the window with your fist just punch the corner
Sidiiq
'Sidiiq' 11 months ago
watching was very uncomfortible
Priceless23
'Priceless23' 11 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' 11 months ago
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Alice Angel
'Alice Angel' 11 months ago
Thanks for the safety tips incase that happens
Skylander Sam06
'Skylander Sam06' 11 months ago
what if you can't swim? like me
Stay Fr00sty
'Stay Fr00sty' 11 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
Zarz Anator
'Zarz Anator' 11 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' 11 months ago
could i use sonic screwdriver to break the glass?
HexaRex
'HexaRex' 11 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' 11 months ago
Car headrests can come completely out of the car seats and can be used to break the Windows
Savage
'Savage' 11 months ago
Do you think l'm going to have these materials in the car every time I go in? Wow
Aine Metcalfe
'Aine Metcalfe' 12 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 Metcalfe
'Aine Metcalfe' 12 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' 12 months ago
don't go for the windshield it's in breakable how come it broke in a car accident I had
BriaPrettyPup
'BriaPrettyPup' 12 months ago
or Mario 64 it and swim out easily
Chau Pham
'Chau Pham' 12 months ago
Cus I'm only 7
Chau Pham
'Chau Pham' 12 months ago
But how am I gonna swim idk how to swim
emsie76
'emsie76' 1 year 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' 1 year ago
What if you can't swim....
Mad Dots
'Mad Dots' 1 year ago
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' 1 year ago
Just look for ShepherdSurvives website. There is all you need to learn it :)
Nikeyonna Barrington
what if you can't open your eyes under water
Slurpeee
'Slurpeee' 1 year 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
I live in West Virginia
J MAN 1225
'J MAN 1225' 1 year ago
I'll Ben I'm this sivhuatioj and servived
Matthew Cowan
'Matthew Cowan' 1 year 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' 1 year ago
I ain't Criss Angel Bih
Ian Jeremy Almoradie
I can't swim
MasterGoamate 2002
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' 1 year 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' 1 year ago
Wasn't Pogo the name of the male adult Dalmatian dog in "101 Dalmatians"?
PERA tv
'PERA tv' 1 year ago
A video said dont hit the center of the glass but the edge and that will be like 15 times easier
Jayy -
'Jayy -' 1 year ago
Just know I'm dead cause Ima panic anyway
DesLove
'DesLove' 1 year ago
Too bad Elena's parents from the vampire diaries didn't see this
RT
'RT' 1 year 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.
Shwubble Wubble
'Shwubble Wubble' 1 year ago
Step 1: Don't drive into water                                                                                                        Did you know that you can drown in water>
Randy Wray
'Randy Wray' 1 year ago
self composure rule number 1 for everything in life lol
Jam TV
'Jam TV' 1 year 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' 1 year 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' 1 year 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' 1 year ago
what if you can't swim
Thebluefus
'Thebluefus' 1 year ago
Down voted because of the last thing said. Now I don't trust any of it
Laser Bean
'Laser Bean' 1 year ago
YASHIRO!!! ORE WA OMAE NO MIRAI O SHITTEIRU!!!
Laser Bean
'Laser Bean' 1 year ago
YASHIRO!!! ORE WA OMAE NO MIRAI O SHITTEIRU!!!
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