Posted on Sep 17, 2012 in Automobiles, Health & safety
I’m just curious: What’s the best way to get out of a locked car trunk? Just in case.
Okay, look. I don’t know if you’re here because you’re currently stuck in a trunk and have a smartphone (at which point I’d try, oh, I don’t know, dialing 911) or are concerned you will be stuck in a trunk at some point in the future. Either way, I’m not going to judge you or the people you associate with. I’m merely going to recognize the fact that, on certain fronts, my life is considerably less interesting than yours and move on.
So, you’re trapped in a trunk. The first thing you need to do is not panic. You aren’t going to suffocate in there, because even on the highest end luxury car, no trunk is airtight. It’s going to get stuffy and possibly very hot or cold (depending on the weather) — and if you had a burrito for lunch you’re going to probably be quite unhappy — but you won’t run out of air.
So now that you’ve calmed down, here are some steps you can take to free yourself from whatever horrible fate awaits you…
Again, I’m not judging, but if you consider it likely that you will be stuffed in a trunk — or you currently are — you may want to reconsider your lifestyle choices.
In all seriousness, this can even happen accidentally. You might be lying in the trunk working on your car, your kids might be playing hide and seek, what have you. If your car doesn’t already have an emergency trunk release, you can purchase one from kidsandcars.org for about $15. They’re pretty simple to install, and offer a little peace of mind.
And try not to annoy/offend/off anyone whose last name ends in a vowel or has a cousin named Vito.
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