Living here in the St. Petersburg/Pinellas area, not a year goes by where we don’t hear about a vehicle being submerged in water because of some accident. After all, we’re surrounded by the wet stuff, it’s one reason why we live here.

And come to think of it there was a car submerged in the lake in front of our shop some years ago, thankfully no one was inside at the time. Turned out that was just some car thieves trying to dispose of a car after stealing and stripping it down.

But because accidents do happen I think this article by Car&Driver is worth reading so that you know what to do if you find yourself in the unlucky position of having to get out of a sinking car.

How to: Escape from a Sinking Car – Feature

Okay, Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, you’ve just driven your car into a lake or a pond or an unusually large sippy hole. Without a preflight safety briefing about what to do in the unlikely event of a water evacuation, you may be asking yourself, “Will my seat cushion float?” “Where are the life vests?” And, “Do I drive an Amphicar?” But it’s more likely that you’ll be stricken by paralyzing terror as you watch the water rise over the hood. If you’re prepared, though, and follow these steps, you just might get out of  your car alive.

Be sure to follow the link above for the rest.

Be safe out there.