Buick ROADMASTER 1996 Owner Manual

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II Cheek your mirrors. glance over your shoulder. and start your left tine 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 you: inside mirror. activate your right lane change signal and move heel: into the right lane. {Remember that your right outside mirror is convex. The vehicle you just passed may seem to ho Further away from you than it really is.]

I Try not to pass more than one vehicle at a time on two—lone roads. Reconsider before passing the next vehicle.

I Don‘t medals: a slowly moving vehicle too rapidly. Ewen though the brake lntnps are not flashing. it may be slowing down or starting to turn.

i Ifyou‘re being passed. make it easy for the following driver to get ahead of you. Perhaps you can ease a little to the right.

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Loss of Control

Let's review what driving experts say about what happens when the threeeontrol systems (brakes. steering and moderation} don't have enough friction where the tiles 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 of less danger.

Skitirling In a skid. a driver can lose control of the vehicle. Defensive drivers avoid most skids by taking reasomtble

care suited to existing conditions. and by not “ovenjd ving" 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 rolling. In the steering or cornering skid. too much speed or steering in it curve coo ses tires to slip and lose cornering force. And in the acceleration skid. too touch throttle causes the driving wheeis to spin.

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