If Your Car Is Sinking Underwater, THIS Is What You Need To Do To SURVIVE.

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Have you ever wondered what to do if your car started sinking?

It's a scenario that none of us want to be in, but should probably know what to do in case we are. In the video below, two car experts show us what happens when your car is submerged in water -- and what you need to do to survive it.

Apparently, there are two schools of thought on the matter, and each one of them is terrifying in and of itself. See what they did to escape each time -- and make some mental notes should this scary (but ultimately survivable) situation happen to you.


It looks terrifying, but there is a way out.

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Unfortunately, not many people know how to save themselves.

Statistically, quite a few people die in this way every year.

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So what's one way to survive?

The answer is pretty surprising.

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If your car falls over a banking and is submerged in water, every foot you descend adds around 850 pounds of pressure onto the car door.

That means it's basically impossible to get out.

But there is something you can do.

You just have to be patient.

In order to open the door, you have to wait until the entire car fills with water.

That way, the pressure is the same on each side.

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When you do, it should open easily.

Just make sure that you've taken a deep breath before your head gets submerged.

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Another way is to open the door as soon as your car hits water.

This is riskier, and only works if you're fully aware of what's happening. Ideally, you open the door before the pressure hits, and you can wiggle out as the car sinks.

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If nothing else works, escaping through a window can be an alternative.

But this is only possible if someone else is around, or if your car hasn't yet gone too deep.

No matter what, you definitely don't want to be in this situation.

So while it's survivable, try to do your best to avoid it.


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