How not to drown in a car?

  How not to drown in a car? How to escape from a sinking car? In this regard, there are many subtleties and nuances, not taking into account that in this same water can stay very long ... forever.

First, if the car fell into a pond (God forbid, of course), from the embankment or a bridge, do not leave the car until it is complete immersion in water or, if small, while the wheels do not stand on the bottom. Otherwise, burst water flow can be your gravedigger.

When it became clear that the car sinks, the first thing you must do is close the windows to slow the process of immersion. After that, it would be good to include lights, which can serve as a signal to potential rescuers and subsequently help to find and raise the car (electric usually continues for some time).

If we went in alone, try to delete the seat back to have more space for movement. Further, using the moment as the car plunges, must look for pillows, fold, or some clothes, put all that exists under him, in order to raise his head to the ceiling.

At the same time, we should try to have time to take everything that could hamper the movement: coats, heavy clothing, shoes, shoelaces and belts - all this in this situation, we do not need.

And so when the water filled the cabin and exceeded the level of the door, that is the principle of equalization of pressure is made, you need to safely open the door. This way is preferable, if the machine remains intact. Otherwise, the window opens, leans out of hand and rests on the roof, his face drawn with the inside, and then head forward, we get out of the car.

In the case, if the window does not open, will have to break the glass. Typically, preference is given to the front or rear, which more than others. This, however, depends on the situation in which the machine after a dive, and which almost never horizontal.

In order to break the glass, you must wait until the last, then hit with a blunt object, not a center and a corner window, where the resistance is less. For this purpose, can serve, for example, fire extinguisher, which should always be in the cabin, and sometimes enough to press down and squeeze out the glass from the rubber gasket, not even breaking it.

And most importantly - as in any crisis situation, the most important thing here - self-control, for panic, we have set for themselves are beginning to be dangerous.