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    Video: This info may save your life

    This video contains very good information about how to escape from a vehicle if being trapped in water. It is one of my worst nightmares, as I can't swim. Hopefully none of us will need this info, but it never hurts to know this, and pass along to our loved ones. http://www.thisbuzz.com/this-is-the-...life-some-day/
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    Thank you for sharing this information. I was not aware this is the procedure that should be followed.
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    Good info - we all hope we never need it, but just in case.... thanks for sharing it
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    Thanks for that information. Generally when cars are submerged the electronics go out & you can't get the windows down. That's where a Res Q Me keychain escape tool will be a necessity. It can cut through a seat belt & break windows. I don't have one but really need to get one.

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    We all have the "window breakers" in our cars. Gave them as stocking stuffers a few years back. Hope to never have to use them!

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    Good to know but hope I never have to use this information!

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    I couldn't open it. Something about security?

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    The headrests are also made to come out of the seats and used to break the windows with the metal ends.

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    It's fast thinking that will save your life. Every child four and older should know how to get out of a booster seat and unhook a baby car seat straps for the younger child. My four year old grand practices getting his two year old brother loose from his car seat. In fact that's his job when both are in the car together when getting out of the car.
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    he, he. i can't even adjust my headrest much less remove one.

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    This is definitely timely information. Houston has experienced many floods in the past years and each time there are deaths from people driving into flooded underpasses, bayous, etc.

    Thanks for the information and the link.

    And osewme, thanks for the information on the Res Q Me keychain. I am definitely purchasing for family and friends!

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    Thanks everyone, for more information. I know there's more out there, and if we just think about what we are doing in bad weather (and in any other weather, for that matter), hopefully we will be safe. I know there are factors outside of our control, but we need to be aware of what we CAN do. Thank you again.
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    Great video; however, that was an older car with manual windows. If the engine dies and you have electric windows, your escape time is almost nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo11 View Post
    Great video; however, that was an older car with manual windows. If the engine dies and you have electric windows, your escape time is almost nothing.
    Yes, that's why I appreciated osewme's recommendation of the Res Q Me keychain escape tool. I rarely have to go near any waterways, but if it rains hard enough for any flooding, I would want one of these tools to help me in the event of any need (but then, since I can't swim, if I'm alone, that would be unnecessary anyway).
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    This does not really show the impact of hitting rushing flood water or being washed into a river during a flood. Another observation was the man had a crank window. How many cars still have them. Getting out the front is the most important thing because back windows don't open unless you are in a really old car. Just try to find that little doohickey when you are in a panic.

    Remember that when your car goes in the water your electric system is going to fail. You won;t even be able to get your keys from the ignition to use as a point breaker.

    I feel this video is out dated and we need a more current tutorial on escape, though just learning to keep your wits about you is real important.

    The best advice rescue teams can give you is to not drive threw water covered roads.

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