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Could You 'James Bond' Your Way Out of a Moving Vehicle?

If you have to throw yourself out of a speeding car, here's how to do it.
Could You 'James Bond' Your Way Out of a Moving Vehicle?
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In Spectre, James Bond dives out of a “mountain skiing” plane and was fine (duh). If I really had to throw myself out of a speeding vehicle, could I survive? — LLOYD A., ROBINSON, IL

Well, it depends—but don’t bet on it, says actor/stuntman Tim Storms of L.A.’s Academy of Movement Arts and Sciences. “Even at only 10 mph you could be severely injured or die,” he says. Sure, people have survived such incidents, he adds, but it’s pretty miraculous when it happens. 

But if one day you do find yourself in a Bond-ish scenario in which you’d be safer leaving a moving vehicle than staying in it, follow these five tactics:

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Stay loose as you jump, then before impact tuck into a loose ball and scream (to let out air that could pop the lungs). Try to land on your (softer) shoulders or thighs.

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...then stand, fix your tux, pull out your Walther PPK, and go kill bad guys.

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