Over the weekend of May 14, a Cessna 172 made an emergency landing on the Haulover Inlet Bridge, resulting in one fatality. Ditching in the water might have been the higher percentage choice. In this video, Paul Bertorelli goes over the numbers. If you keep them in mind, it might help you overcome fear of ditching if it ever turns out to be the better survival choice. For a more thorough discussion of ditching considerations, see this video. For more on road landings, see this video.