Buick LESABRE 1998 Owner Manual

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I Check your minors. glance over your shoulder. and start your left lane chart ge 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 outside mirror is convex. The vehicle you just passed may seem to be farther away from you than it really is}

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

I‘ 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 right.

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 entergemy. don't give up. Keep trying to steer and constantly seek an escape route or area of loss danger.

Skidding In a skid. a driver can lose control of the vehicle. Defensive drivers avoid most skids by taking reasonable care suited to existing conditions. and by not “overdriving” those conditions. But skids are always possible.

The three types of skids correspond to your vehicle’s three control systems. in the braking skid. your wheels aren't mlling. in the steering or cornering skid. too much speed or steering in a curve causes tires to slip and lose cornering force. And in the acceleration skid. too much throttle causes the driving wheels in spin.

a. cornering skid is best handled by easing your foot oil“ the accelerator pedal.

lfyou have the traction control system. remember: ll helps avoid only the acceleration skid.

If you do not have traction control. or if the system is off. then an acceleration skid is also test handled by easing your foot off the accelerator pedal.

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