Are courses to escape a submerged car effective?


Out of concern about submerged car crashes, several courses are available to teach participants how to react. Yet, the effectiveness of such courses in unknown. When a car hits the water, its occupants will get stressed and will mostly act instinctively, possibly not practising what was taught.

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Submerged vehicle crashes

In the Netherlands, on average, more than 50 people die every year in a submerged vehicle crash. More than two thirds die from drowning.

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