Dinosaur Thing has a few words of advice if your are flying in a plane. I particularly enjoyed number 4:
If you sit by the emergency exit in the middle of the plane then if you are in the window seat ask the person in the aisle seat to be kind enough to save your life and his by blocking people trying to exit long enough for you to open the door. Otherwise you will get trapped and crushed by the other passengers panicking to get off. If you are on the aisle then be kind enough not to laugh and do as they say. If you are sitting in the middle tough luck there is no physical way to open the door without smashing you in the face. So I'd ask to move if I were you.
I hate to think what sort of safety checks he does when he gets into a car where he is MUCH more likely to be involved in an accident.