posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 04:07 AM
I've only thought of this recently after going through the worst flood we had!!
I specifically want to point out the power windows.
On old cars with crank-operated windows, in case of submersion, you simply need to crank the window down, then escape through the window, rather
quickly... You can't count on opening doors because it will take huge amounts of force due to unequal pressure...
Now with power windows, upon submersion, they quit working, you have to wait for the water to FULLY flood the interior of the car before you can
finally open the door...
This is actually what you will read in 'car safety books' and they did a very good job of making the reader feel it's very safe. But have they
actually tried it? Didn't they realize that the situation of the car with power windows is a LOT worse than car with crank-operated windows??
Didn't they think that while you're **waiting** for the interior to fully flood, the car is also sinking at the same time, going deeper and
deeper... Giving you less and less precious time to save yourself and your passengers and making survival awfully harder? And even worse, the door
may not always open..