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DRIVING TIPS
DRIVING SAFETY
The operational condition of your ve-
hicle is essential to safe driving.
So before moving off, always check
the lights and turn signals
the brakes
the amount of fuel
the mirror settings
the cleanliness of headlights, lenses
and windows
and at regular intervals
the tyre condition and pressures
- pages 79-82, 116
the engine oil level - page 68
The oil level should be checked every
time fuel tank is filled, or in difficult
conditions or full throttle operation,
daily
the coolant level - page 71
the brake fluid level - page 76
the windscreen washer
Safety on the road depends to a large
extent on the personal attitude and style
of driving.
To be on the safe side you should:
always put seat belt on before mov-
ing off - even in town traffic - page 10
In many countries the wearing of seat
belts is compulsory anyway.
Ensure that all your passengers -
including those on the rear seat - are
wearing their belts - page 10.
Passengers without seat belts can endan-
ger not only themselves, but also the
driver.
Adjust headrests to body size.
The upper edge of headrest must be
approximately at eye level.
Ensure that no articles interfere with
operation of pedals - page 77.
Stow all luggage correctly in boot -
page 19.
on the roof rack - page 19
Do not drive when you feel tired or
when your reactions are impaired in any
way.
Stop for a break at the latest after driv-
ing for two hours.
Adapt vehicle speed to traffic and
road conditions.
Remember that particularly on smooth
slippery roads the handling and braking -
also on vehicles with four-wheel drive -
is limited by the adhesion of the tyres.
On wet roads the front wheels can
aquaplane at high speeds. The vehicle
can then no longer be steered properly.
Further instructions on safety are given
in the various chapters in this manual.
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