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
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    Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
    If you live in Canada, and you believe that the vehicle has a safety defect, notify Transport Canada immediately, and notify General Motors of Canada Limited. Call Transport Canada at 1-800-333-05 ...

    Power Liftgate Operation
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    Tire pressure label
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