Cadillac Escalade: Defensive Driving - Driving Information - Driving and Operating - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Defensive Driving

Defensive driving means “always expect the unexpected.” The first step in driving defensively is to wear the safety belt. See Safety Belts  .

  • 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 governme ...

    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 af ...

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    Loadspace cover
    WARNING Never place objects on top of the loadspace cover. During an accident or sudden maneuver, loose objects can cause serious injury or death. Operation: 1. Pull the rigid portion of t ...

    Headlamp High/ Low-Beam Changer
    Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer: Push the turn signal/lane change lever away from you to turn the high beams on. Pull the lever toward you to return to low beams. This indicator light turns on i ...

    Cleaning
    If your windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer or if a wiper blade chatters when running, wax or other material may be on the blade or windshield. Clean the outside of the w ...