Defensive Driving

Defensive driving means “always expect the unexpected.” The first step in driving defensively is to wear the safety belt. See Safety Belts on page 3‑15.

• Assume that other road users (pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers) are going to be careless and make mistakes.

Anticipate what they might do and be ready.

• Allow enough following distance between you and the driver in front of you.

• Focus on the task of driving.

    See also:

    Detecting the Vehicle Ahead
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    When Using the Manual Transfer Case
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    Belts
    • Belts may need replacing if they squeak or show signs of cracking or splitting. • Trained dealer technicians can inspect the belts and recommend replacement when necessary. ...