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Survive Crisis No 7

You are driving and about to hit something about to be hit.
I know about this one as I have hit a few Kangaroo’s in my time.

 

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Jeff Payne a former professional race car driver and the CEO of the non-profit  firm “Drivers edge” in Las Vegas.
The three biggest objects you are likely to hit on the road is another vehicle, debris, and wildlife.
Here is advised to either avoid the accident or minimize your damage.

 

a. ESP – Use it. Be ready for the unexpected especially when you sense the traffic is erratic. If the car in front slams on his brakes look to see if the right lane is clear and move over. At least maneuver your vehicle to minimize the impact.
Your brain should be predicting what the surrounding drivers will do. Especially if everyone is driving like mad men. If you are totally focused you will never be distracted. The same goes for motorcycles.

 

b. Embrace smooth and cool – The first instinct when something appears in front of us is to hit the brakes and swerve – No No No – not a good idea. sudden moves could cause you to overcorrect lose control and make the situation worse.

c Minimize the impact. – If you cannot avoid impact, alter it. If you are the only one in the car try to angle it so the front passenger side takes the hit. If you have someone else in the car angle it so you take the hit on your side.

 

d. Focus on the main event. – If you come upon an object in your lane do not fixate on it. Your eyes act as your guide, if something falls off the back of a truck and you stare at it, you will for sure hit it. Look for an escape route and that is where the car will go.

 

e. Hit the gas – The only time you will want to accelerate is when you are about to hit a large animal. If you slam your brakes on before, say hitting a deer the front end of your car will dip and this makes it more likely that the animal will fly up over your hood and come through the windshield. Speeding up before you hit will make the front end rise and confine it to the bumper.
Aim for the rear end. If an animal bolts it does not bolt backwards. You may miss it or at the most graze it. In that case not too much damage will be done.

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Survive Crisis No 5 – Someone Is Pointing A Gun At You

“Extreme situations always sound crazy – until you’re in one”

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This is one situation none of us ever want to be in. You think it wont happen to you but you can be blindsided by the unexpected at any place and time.

a. According to Steve Kardian director of the NY Defend University and former police detective “If it’s a robbery, give up the goods immediately.”
Do not challenge them. Treat it like a business deal.
Unless you think you are about to be shot do not go for the gun. Fake an illness like you are about to throw up or have a heart attack. Then get out of there as fast as you can

b. If you hear shots. ‘Believe it’ those shots are probably from a gun not a vehicle back firing. If you have only heart the noise but have not seen the shooter you still have time to run in the opposite direction.
If you have seen the shooter or worse he or she has seen you put something large between you and the shooter. A Car, a Wall, a Tree (large one) anything that will stop a bullet.
If you feel you must run ‘Zig Zag’ it will make it difficult to put you in the line of fire even for an expert.

c. Be Proactive – Plan ahead. If you have to pass through a dark area that gives you the creeps or walk to your car in a dark dingy car park, through a park that is not well-lit.
Make a plan, visualize where you can escape to. Work out an escape route just in case.
Your gut instinct plays a bit part so take notice of it and run like hell if you even suspect someone is following you.

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