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Surviving a Sinking Vehicle

There isn’t a much scarier thought than being in a car that has gone off the road and into the water. As the car begins to sink, you may start to panic, but that is the last thing you should do.

Stay calm and assess the situation. If you are able to roll the windows down, unbuckle your seatbelt and swim out of the vehicle.

If you are not able to open the windows, you may need to allow the car to fill with water. This will help equalize the pressure, allowing you to open the window or door. Once the car is full of water, you should be able to open the door, remove your seatbelt and get out of the car.

If you are still unable to get out, grab your Emergency Auto Hammer to break the glass and swim free.

Watch this video for tips on escaping a sinking vehicle:

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