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How to get out alive from a sinking machine

Как выбраться живым из тонущей машины

A car (from other Greek, self and Latin mobilis is mobile, fast) is a motor vehicle, in the aggregate automotive equipment, motor transport is a motor trackless road vehicle. The main functional purpose of the car is to perform transport work. Road transport in industrialized countries occupies a leading place compared to other types of transport in terms of passenger traffic. A modern car consists of 15–20 thousand parts, of which 150–300 are the most important and require the greatest expenses in operation. The concept includes a passenger car, truck, bus, trolleybus, armored personnel carrier, but does not include an agricultural tractor and a motorcycle.

Any car accident is terrible, but the worst of them - when the car goes to the bottom with the people inside. Such cases are usually fatal: in Canada alone, 10% of all drowned cars are accidents, and in North America there are up to 400 such cases per year. However, most deaths are the result of panic, a lack of thoughtful actions and a lack of understanding of what happens to a sinking machine.

In order to be saved in an extreme situation, it is better to know in advance how to act - after all, the count goes on for seconds. The rescue team told and showed how to get out of the car, which fell into a river or a lake and sink, is most correct.

Shram.kiev.ua publishes the most important recommendations of professionals in order to have a clear plan and quickly carry out actions that will help you to escape and help those who are close by.

Как выбраться живым из тонущей машины

Rescuers warn: for these 2 steps you have about a minute until the car sank.

Do not waste time trying to open the door. She still will not succumb, because the water is pressing on her outside. The sequence: “unfasten the belt, open the window and get out” is your real chance for salvation.

Как выбраться живым из тонущей машины

The easiest way to open the window with a manual lift. But with electronic chances are high. Rescuers say that according to the results of tests, the electronics will work for at least another 10 minutes from the moment of immersion in water.

Как выбраться живым из тонущей машины

In no case do not try to break the windshield. It will not work - to increase safety in collisions it is made of triplex.

On websites, you can find an inexpensive tool to easily break car windows. Another option - you need to keep in the car at hand some heavy object with a pointed tip. A hammer, a wrench, a heavy screwdriver will do, and if they are not there, the pin of a removable headrest, a stiletto heel or your own elbow. You need to aim at the corner - it is easier to break the glass, in the center it will spring.

Как выбраться живым из тонущей машины

If children are traveling with you, the rescuers recommend the following sequence: you need to unfasten your belt, open the window, unfasten it and push the older child out first, and then the younger one. After getting out yourself. So more likely to save everyone.

Как выбраться живым из тонущей машины

If all of you could not open or break a window, there is one more way out: to open a door. This is the most controversial way, because you need to wait until the car’s interior is filled with water - then the pressure inside and outside will equalize. When this happens, take a deep breath of air, open the door and get out.

Rescue Council: firmly hold the door handle until the water fills the cabin. Remember that it will not open easily. You may have to squeeze it with your feet.

Как выбраться живым из тонущей машины

In water, especially in turbid water, it is very easy to lose orientation in space. To get to the surface, swim in the direction of rising air bubbles.

Как выбраться живым из тонущей машины

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