GMC Terrain: Defensive Driving - Driving Information - Driving and Operating - GMC Terrain Owner's ManualGMC Terrain: 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 3‑12.

○ 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.

    Distracted Driving
    Distraction comes in many forms and can take your focus from the task of driving. Exercise good judgment and do not let other activities divert your attention away from the road. Many local govern ...

    Drunk Driving
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    Right control panel
    Back button ...

    If the vehicle breaks down
    If the vehicle breaks down on the road, move it to the shoulder and use the hazard warning flashers. Refer to “Hazard warning flasher switch” on page 3-64. If the engine stops/fails Vehicle op ...