Buick SKYLARK 1994 Owner Manual

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Off-Road Recovery

You may find sometime that your right wheeis have dropped off the edge ol'a road onto the shoulder while you're driving.

li‘lhe level of the shoulder is only slightly below the pavement. recovery should be fairly easy. Ease off the accelerator and then. iFthere is nothing in the way, steer so that your vehicle straddles the edge of the patrement. You can turn the steering wheel up to IE4 turn until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down the roadway.


The driver of a vehicle atatut to pass another on a two—lane highway waits forjust the right moment. accelerates. moves around the vehicle ahead. then goes back into the right lane again. A. simple ma nenver'iI

Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane highwayI is a potentially dangerous move, since the passing vehicle occupies the same lane as oncoming traffic for several seconds. A miscalcnlation. an error in judgment. or a brief surrender to ii-usuation or anger can suddenly put the passing driver Face to face with The worst ol‘ all traiTic accidents -- the head -on collision.

So here are some tips for passing:

I "Drive ahead." Look down the road. to the sides, and to cmasrnads for situations that might affect your passing patterns. It you have any doubt whatsoever about making a successful pass. wait for a better time.

0 Watch for traffic signs. pavement markings. and lines. If you can see a sign up ahead that might indicate a turn or an intersection, delay your pass. A broken center litte usually indicates it‘s all light to pass [providing the road ahead is clea rt. Never cross a solid line on your side of the latte or a double solid iine, even it'the road seems empty of approaching traffic.


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