Buick RIVIERA 1996 Owner Manual

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1 Check your mirrors. glance over your shoulder, and start your left lane change signal before moving out of the right lane to pass. When you are far enough ahead of the passed vehicle to see its front in your inside mirror. activate your right lane change signal and move back into the right lane. (Remember that your right ouLside mirror is convex. The vehicle you just passed may seem to he farther away from you than it really 15.}

I Try not to pass more than. one vehicle at a time on

owe—lane toads. Reconsider before passing the next vehicle.

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

I 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 rituat.

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.

In any emergency. don‘t give up. Keep trying to steer and constantly seek an escape route or area at” less danger.

Skidding in a Mil. a driver can lose control of the vehicle. Defensive drivers avoid most sidds by taking reasonable

care suited to existing conditions. and by not “over-driving" those conditions. But skids are always possible.

The three types of skids correspond to your Buick’s three control systems. in the braking skid. your wheels aren‘t roiling. In the steering orcornering skid. too much speed or steering in a curve causes tires to slip and lose cornering force. And in the acceleration skid. too much dirottle causes the driving wheels to spin.

A cornering skid is best handled by easng your foot off the accelerator pedal.

li‘yon have the traction control system. remember: It helps avoid only the acceleration skid.


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