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General Driving Tips
To properly align your driver side mirror, put your head close to the
window and position your mirror so you just can see your car.
If your mirrors are positioned correctly, a passing car should appear in
your side mirror before leaving your rearview mirror. You should also
see a passing car in your peripheral vision before leaving the side
Never pump your brakes if you have anti-lock brakes (ABS), and don't be
alarmed if the brake pedal pulsates under your foot under hard breaking.
ABS systems are designed to operate that way. Just keep your foot
planted firmly on the brake pedal and let the ABS system do its job.
Adjust your head restraint so that it is between the top of your ears and
the top of your head and is as close to your head as possible without
pushing it forward or changing the height.
When traveling by car, pack a first-aid kit, water, blankets, snacks, and
Watch out for deer on the roads, especially in rural areas. Flashing your
lights repeatedly will generally scare deer away. Remember deer usually
travel in groups.
Whenever you turn on your wipers, you should turn on your headlights. In
some states it's the law.
On vehicles WITHOUT anti-lock braking systems (ABS), if your brakes lock
up and cause a skid, let up on the brakes and then brake gently.
Always drive into a skid, not against it.
You should drive sitting at least 10 inches from the steering wheel.
Positioning your hands at the 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock (or 9 and 3)
positions on the steering wheel is recommended