DEAR ABBY: My wife and I would appreciate your help with the following question: I am driving on the interstate; my wife is sitting next to me in the front passenger seat with her seatbelt on. We are doing 70 miles per hour and there is some traffic around us. Suddenly I collapse over the steering wheel. What should my wife do, and in the proper order? -- EDGAR IN SPRINGFIELD, MO.
DEAR EDGAR: What a great question. I checked with the California Highway Patrol, and here's your answer:
1. Lean the driver back.
2. Take control of the steering wheel.
3. Hit the turn signal.
4. Passenger should keep her seatbelt fastened so that she is secure in the vehicle and begin merging to the right, making sure the driver's foot is off the accelerator.
5. Bring the vehicle to a stop on the shoulder.
6. Use a cell phone to call 911 and seek help for the driver.
I would like to add that while doing all of the above, it couldn't hurt to start praying.