Updated: Oct 26, 2020
VEHICLE SAFETY DURING FLOODS
1. Flash Floods are the number one weather -related killer
in the United States.Most flood related fatalities happen
because people try to drive through deadly waters rather
than turning around to avoid them .
2. Inches Count !!! Six inches of water can flood your exhaust
making your vehicle immobile . The average automobile can be
swept off the road in only twelve inches of moving water .
3. Avoid driving through water with downed power lines .
Electric current passes through water easily and quickly.
4. If you become trapped in fast rising water immediately
lower your window . If your window will not lower ,use a tool
to break a window. .Your windshield will not break as it is
laminated glass and will not shatter . One of your vehicle
windows should be tempered glass . Know which of your windows
is tempered .Make sure you have an auto tool to cut seat belts
and break glass
5. SECONDS COUNT !!! You could have between 20 to 30
seconds to exit your vehicle in fast rising water. Some reports say
let the vehicle fill with water and then you may be able to open
your door , NO !!! Get out immediately with fast rising water.
( 1. Get your window down while you can ! 2. Cut all seat belts !
3. Get everybody out ! )
6. If the vehicle is not completely submerged get on top of the
automobile until help arrives.
PLEASE READ THIS !
Autos have 2 kinds of glass-tempered and laminated. Tempered glass
fractures into small chunks to avoid injury by sharp edges.
Laminated glass consist of two or more panes of glass to help
avoid ejection in an accident.and is extremely difficult to break.
It is important to research the glass used in your vehicle to
know which window is tempered glass. Check goggle or your
auto dealer if necessary .Also check our auto tools shown in our
products for combination window breaker and seat belt cutter.
7. Our best advise is to be prepared ,stay as calm as possible in an
emergency but more important if you approach water over the road
TURN AROUND - DON'T DROWN