Buick SKYLARK 1995 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 latte. or a carsuddenlv pulls out from ni‘iwItn‘i'I‘e+ or a child Lint-ix out in on between parked cars and stops right in from of you. You can avoid these problems by braking —— if you can stop in time. But aoroetirnes you can't; there isn't room. That '3'. the time for evasive action -— xteefing around the problem.

You: Buick can perform very well in emergencies like theiie. First apply your brakes. It is better to mmove 3:. much ipeed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem. to the left or right depending on IJ'ie 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 EI- n‘elnek pits-silicon. you can turn it a full IEU dcgrcex very quickly without removing either hand. But you have to act fast, Sleerquickiy, and just as, quielizlg,r slraighten the wheel once you have avoided the ohieel.

The fact that such emergency situations are always possible is it good reason to practice defensive driving at

all times and wear safety belts properly.


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