In the United States, approximately 400 people die each year because their cars are trapped in water. Most people do exactly the wrong thing in that moment… we roll up the windows and hope for an air bubble or call 911. Here is the right thing to do if your car is sinking; how to get out alive… Critical seconds that can save your life… The first 30 to 60 seconds are the most critical to get out alive. I recently received an email from Melissa at ResQMe.com, advising of the best way to get out of a sinking car. We have no affiliation, however I do believe their message is a valuable one so I’m sharing it with you if you’re interested… In the United States, approximately 400 people die each year in cars that have gone off the road into canals, lakes, or rivers. There is confused and misguiding messaging about what to do to escape from a sinking car. The secret to survival is to remember these 4 key words: Seat-belts, Windows, Children, Out. If your car goes off the road into water, don’t call 911. Take these steps to escape.