10% of all drownings occur in vehicles
400 North Americans will drown in their vehicles this year
3 minutes: the time that a vehicle floats on the water surface
1 minute: the time you have to exit safely
1 MINUTE CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE
DON’T PANIC! STAY CALM – DON’T TOUCH YOUR CELL PHONE! – FOCUS ON FINDING A WAY OUT
FOLLOW THESE 3 STEPS
1 SEATBELTS off or cut
2 WINDOWS open or break
3 CHILDREN: undo their restraints. Oldest to youngest
OUT: through the window. Children first. Then climb on the roof to: wait for help, or prepare to swim to shore.
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