Buick SKYLARK 1994 Owner Manual

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Steering in Emergencies

There are times when steering can be more effective than braking. For example, you come over a hill and find a truck stopped in your Eane. or 3 our suddenly pulls out from nowhere, or a child darts out from between parked cars and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- il' you can stop in time. But sometimes you can‘t: there isn't room. That's the tune for evasive action -- steering around the


Your Buick can perfomt very well in emergencies like these. First apply your brakes. It is better to remove as much speed as you can iron. at possible oollis ion. Then steer around the problem. to the left or right depending on the space available.

An emergency like this requires close attention and a quick decision. If you are holding the steering wheel at the recommended 9' and 3 o'clock positions, you eetrt turn it a lull 180 degrees very quickly without removing either hand. But you have to act fast. steer quickly. and just as quickly straighten the wheel once you have avoided the rt-h-jecl.


The feel that such emergency situations are always possible is a good reason to practice defensive driving at all times and wear safety belts properly.

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