SF Gate: Freak fire traps man inside Audi...
Andrew Duane USG
duane at hunch.zk3.dec.com
Tue Jan 15 09:48:35 EST 2002
Hairy green toads from Mars made Darringer, Chris say:
> I have heard stories about people trapped in sinking cars, etc. I also have
> this (mis)conception that, if I really needed to, I could give any one of my
> windows a swift kick (or jab) and knock it out. I mean, people break
> windows to steal stuff, surely I could break a window to save my own life,
> Is it harded than I think to punch out one of these windows?
Car windows are tempered glass. They are very hard to break with
blunt force. What is needed is a sharp point. Sears sells little
spring loaded punches that will let my 75 year old mother break
a window. They're under $10. In a pinch, a metal pen might work,
even a piece of jewelery (like a ring).
Also, don't overestimate how much room you have to build up force
inside a car. It is a lot more cramped than you think when you
try to swing an arm or a leg.
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) duane at zk3.dec.com
Compaq Computer Corporation (603)-884-1294
110 Spit Brook Road
Nashua, NH 03062-2698
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