Sometimes, when I drive, I involuntarily imagine the possible scenarios under which I would have to jump out of it at full speed. And I’m sure: I’m not the only one doing this. Usually, I waste time in traffic jams, but, probably, there are those who really want to be prepared for such events. In what case can such knowledge be useful? For example, if you have broken brakes – just like in the movie “Thelma and Louise.” Or if someone kidnapped you and takes you to an unknown place in the back seat. In both cases, this is probably the only way to survive.
Well, yes, even such scenarios are unlikely, but what in life just does not happen. Sometimes you even have to jump out of a burning plane: in my hometown, a plane that just landed caught fire, and many were rescued by some miracle jumping out of it. Tru up, bro. And in fact planes burn less often, than in cars brakes refuse. So here’s a little practical guide.
Warning: you can jump from the car at full speed, only if it is the only way to escape and everything else is already tried. Such a jump can lead to serious injuries and even death. Try all the other possibilities before jumping off the car.
Open the door completely. You do not want it to close while you jump.
Jump at an angle to the car. You are sitting in the car and, therefore, moving at the same speed. If you jump, your body will move in the same direction as the car. So that the car does not knock you down, when you jump off it, your jump should take place at an angle: during the flight, the angle between you and the car will, of course, decrease, but not enough to get you under the wheels.
Try to calculate the landing on a soft surface. If possible, jump in the direction of the soft section away from the road: into the mud or onto the grass. It’s still better than the sidewalk.
Avoid obstacles. Calculate your jump so as not to please the parapets and various other items that can cripple you.
Group. Before your body touches the ground, curl up into a ball. Pull your chin to your chest and clasp your legs with your hands, pressing them to your body. This will allow you to protect yourself from head trauma and not to hit the sidewalk so that it entails terrible injuries. And in this position it is easier to roll.
Rolling. It’s best to land on your shoulder and roll back from the road. This reduces the traumatic impact of a blow to the ground.
Put on sunglasses and leave the scene like a movie hero. Yes, I’m joking. This usually happens in movies. In reality, you will need to urgently go to the hospital and somehow patch up all the scratches, abrasions, cuts and put tires on the broken bones.