Q: What action can a passenger in an automobile with bucket seats take when the driver passes out? The passenger can't reach the brake so other then grab the wheel what can they do to bring the car to a stop?
If using the key in an older car, be sure not to activate the steering column lock, or you won't be able to steer. Also be aware that turning off the engine will immediately eliminate power assist for the steering. It’s still possible to steer, but will require more strength. With an automatic, try downshifting for engine compression braking, or shifting to sneutral in a manual.