Lock your doors and fasten your safety belt before starting the
engine. Remind your passengers to do the same.
Before pulling away from the curb, press the service brake pedal
down firmly to check for adequate brake pressure.
When you play the radio or cd player in your car, keep the volume
down. Remember that you must be able to hear warning sounds: car
horns, train whistles, and sirens.
In an emergency, you can slow or stop the car with the parking
brake if the service brake fails.
To operate your car safely, you need to know the location and function
of all gauges and indicators on the instrument panel.
The location of the hand and foot controls may vary from one car
to another. For safety, learn where these controls are before you
begin to drive any car.
Headlights, turn signals, and other features help you communicate
with other highway users. These devices can help prevent collisions.
Safety belts and restraints help reduce injuries in a collision.
Before you enter a car, always check to be sure there is nothing
in your intended driving path.
Adjust the rearview mirrors so that you can see any vehicles approaching
from the rear.
Always lock your car when you leave it.