Buick ROADMASTER 1994 Owner Manual

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I Do not get too close to the vehicle you want to pass

while you're awaiting E'II'I opportunity. For one thing. Following too closely raduees your area of vision. especially if you're following a larger vehicle. Also. you won't have adequate space if the vehicle ahead suddenly slows or stops. Keep back a reasonable distance.

When it looks like a chance to pass is coming up. start to accelerate but stay in the right lane and don't get too close. Tune your move so you will be increasing speed as the time comes to move into the other lane. If the way in Clear to pass, you will have a “running start" that more than makes up for the distance you would lose by dropping back. And if something happens to cause you to cancel your pass, you need only slow down and drop back again and wait for another opportunity.

If other cars are lined up to pass a slow vehicle, wait your turn. But take care that someone isn't trying to pass you as you pull out to pass the slow vehicle. Remember to glance over your shoulder and check

Ihe blind spot.

Check your mirrors. glance over your shoulder. and start your IeFt lane change signal before moving out

ofthc fight lane to pass. When you are far enough

ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside minor. activate your right lane change signal and move back into the right lane. {Remember Ihat your right outside mirror is convex. The vehicle you just missed may seem to he farther away from you than it really is.)

9 Try not to pass more than one vehicle at a time on two-lane roads. Reconsider before passing the next vehicle,

i Don't overtake a slowly moving vehicle too rapidly. Even though the brake lights are not flashing, it may be slowing down or starting to turn.

0 If you're being passed. make it easy for the following driver to get ahead of you. Perhaps you can ease a little to the right.

Loss of Control

Let‘s review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration} don‘t have enough friction where the tires meet the road to do what the driver has asked.

[:1 any emergency. don't. give up. Keep trying to steer and constantly seek an escape route or area of less danger.

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