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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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Dolly Towing
To tow the vehicle with the two rear wheels on the ground and the front wheels on a dolly: Put the front wheels on a dolly. Shift the automatic transmission into P (Park) or a manual transmission into 1 (First) gear. Set the parking brake. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ah ...

Jump Starting
For more information about the vehicle battery, see Battery on page 10-22. If the battery has run down, try to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to use the following steps to do it safely. Warning WARNING: Battery posts, terminals, and related accessorie ...

Buying New Tires
GM has developed and matched specific tires for the vehicle. The original equipment tires installed were designed to meet General Motors Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) system rating. When replacement tires are needed, GM strongly recommends buying tires with the same TPC Sp ...

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