We are so dependent on our cars for transport that it is hard to imagine commuting without them. No matter how safely and carefully we drive, accidents happen. It can be due to no fault of our own but accidents happen. Since we can’t prevent that from happening, it is better to be prepared for unforeseen events. One of them being stuck inside a sinking car.
Our first reaction would be to roll down the windows or open the door to escape from the vehicle but the electronic systems of the car fail underwater and it is near impossible to open the car door with the water pressure.
You are only left with one option and that is to break the window of your car. But, that is easier said than done. A YouTube user Smart Every Day has the answer.
The windows of the car are made from different materials. The windshield of the car is designed to prevent being shattered even when hit with an object.
The side windows are different. They are extremely break-resistant from the centers and you can hammer away at them and they still won’t break.
The YouTube user took both the windows and carried out tests on them. He dropped them both from a height and both of them shattered. He captured the shattering with a slow-motion camera to understand how the windows shattered. This helps in understanding what to do in case you are in a situation where you have no choice but to break the window. You can watch the video below and it just might help you save a life.