How To Survive
a Vehicle Crash


Information provided
to help you avoid
an accident.




Surviving
a Vehicle Crash


Instructions to survive
a vehicle crash.


Prevent an Accident by
paying attention on the
road. No texting while
driving.

Accidents happen, whether
it is your fault or the other
person, you need to
survive the crash.

Other drivers may fall
asleep, drink alcohol or
take drugs while driving.

You have to keep yourself
alert, to keep yourself
and passengers safe on
the road.

If you do not feel well, or
did not get enough sleep,
better not drive that day.

But if you must drive, pay
close attention and drive
slower than usual.

Keep your vehicle in top
sound condition, check
your brakes, if the brake
pedal goes down all the
way to the floor when
you press on it, there is
a problem, get it fixed.

Do the brakes squeal when
you press on the brake
pedal, this may be an
indication you need to
replace the brake pads.

Good working brakes are
crucial in stopping quickly
to avoid an accident.

Check the brake fluid level
under the hood from time
to time, if it is low, top it up.

Get in the habit of lightly
stepping on the brake a
couple of times as you
drive away from home,
to get a feel of how the
brakes are working.

In the winter testing the
brakes will also give you
an idea of how icy the
roads are, and an
indication of the vehicle's
braking ability.

Keep the windows free of
dirt ,ice, and snow
so you have a clear
view around.

Keep the outside mirrors
clean and free of ice and
snow.
Take the extra time to
do this, it may save your
life and that of your
passengers.

There are natural blind spots,
that you have to deal with,
you do not need to create
extra blind spots.

When driving on a two lane
road, there is a blind spot
just rear of your vehicle,
on both sides of the vehicle.
You cannot see another
vehicle in your mirror, in
this position.

To see in this position, you
have to turn your head.

A good rule to prevent you
being in another vehicles
blind spot when behind the
other vehicle, make sure
you can see the driver
ahead in his/her mirror,
they then will be able to
see you.

Avoid their blind spot,
and do not create one
for other drivers.

Use the outer slow lane, it
is the safest, and drive
accordingly to the
posted speed limit.

Driving defensively, and
keeping yourself and your
vehicle in top shape is
on top of the list, to
survive on the road.

Keep your hands on the
steering wheel, and your
eyes on the road,
concentrate on the driving,
this is not the time to get
distracted, or worry
about other things.

If you need to take your
eyes and attention off
the‍ road for some reason,
pull over and stop.

When driving it is not
the time to talk on a
cell phone, pull over to
use your cell phone.

If you must stop, pull
off the road to a safe
parking area.
Deal appropriately at
this time with other
matters, such as children.

Stopping on a busy road is
inviting someone to drive
into the back of your vehicle.

The road and other drivers
require your full attention.

Alert your passengers not to
engage in conversation with
you in areas where your full
attention is required to make
important decisions, such
as in busy intersections.

Do not use the car ahead
as a guide, they may be
stopped and you will hit
into them.

They may drive through a
red light, and you will
follow, watch the lights
and use your own judgment.

Beware of potholes, they
cause accidents.


Unavoidable Accident

There is a time that you
cannot avoid an accident,
but you must avoid your
death and that of your
passengers.

The first thing you must do
is not panic.

Panic kills!

Anticipation of what may
happen, and drive defensively,
this helps overcomes panic.

Closing your eyes, or passing
out, will not get you through
in one piece. Tell your self,
I must stay awake, and
alert, concentrate on the
best route to take to survive.

Make a decision and stick
with it.

The most important
consideration is to keep
the car moving at all
costs, sudden head-on
stops kill.
Glancing blows during an
accident absorb energy,
this is good, it causes your
vehicle to reduce in speed
slowly over time.

You must concentrate until
you can bring your vehicle
to a full stop safely.

Avoid all objects that will
stop the car instantly,
such as concrete, trees,
or solid natural objects.

Try to steer around all
these deadly objects.

The last thing to worry
about is your own vehicle,
it is only a metal box on
wheels, it can be replaced,
a human life cannot.

If you have to go off the
road, or roll the car in
order to avoid a deadly
crash, do so, your vehicle,
airbags and seat belts
will protect you and your
passengers.

Avoid the sudden stops,
the level of impact to
the body may to great.


Collisions

During a car crash, three
collisions occur: the collision
of the vehicle against an
object, the collision of a
person's body against the
interior of the car, and
the collision of interior
body organs against the
body structure.


After a Crash

After a crash the body
may go into shock, the
body may start to shake,
the digestive system may
become upset, a person
may have a mental fog,
and muscles may become
sore.

To overcome shock, talk
with someone about the
accident, drink water or
a warm drink, and stretch
or walk and try to relax.


Tip
When starting out, have
a plan in your mind where
you will be going and the
safest and best way to
get there.


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