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Chevrolet Spark Owners Manual: Drunk Driving

Death and injury associated with drinking and driving is a global tragedy.

Warning

Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. Your reflexes, perceptions, attentiveness, and judgment can be affected by even a small amount of alcohol. You can have a serious - or even fatal - collision if you drive after drinking.

Do not drink and drive or ride with a driver who has been drinking.

Ride home in a cab; or if you are with a group, designate a driver who will not drink.

Control of a Vehicle

Braking, steering, and accelerating are important factors in helping to control a vehicle while driving.

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 3-10. Assume that other road users (pedestrians ...

Braking
Braking action involves perception time and reaction time. Deciding to push the brake pedal is perception time. Actually doing it is reaction time. Average driver reaction time is about three-quart ...

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If No Steam Is Coming from the Engine Compartment
If an engine overheat warning is displayed but no steam can be seen or heard, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when the vehicle: Climbs a long hill on a hot day. Stops after high-speed driving. Idles for long periods in traffic. If the ...

Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
The LATCH system secures a child restraint during driving or in a crash. LATCH attachments on the child restraint are used to attach the child restraint to the anchors in the vehicle. The LATCH system is designed to make installation of a child restraint easier. In order to use the LATCH syste ...

Engine Compartment Overview
Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir. See Washer Fluid on page 10-19. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap. See Cooling System on page 10-13. Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine Oil on page 10-8. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine Oil on page 10-8. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of View). See Co ...

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