Now wait a sec, the way I'm picturing it your advice leaves you escaping what was actually a strangle and moving into an actual choke with the forearm smashing your windpipe! And where is this potential neck brake? I must not be picturing it clear enough. Would somebody who actually specializes in this stuff come on and tell us what direction it's safer to turn your head? I'd really like to hear the official BJJ advice on this one because that advice seems possible but still doesn'e make sense to me.
"If you get you head turned in towards the elbow and tuck your chin, it's really hard to get BOTH arteries"
you would be setting yourself further into the lock. as well that position can be used to break the neck. turning to the wrist is much safer imo.