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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    Before operating dual head restraint DVD system
    Precautions Start the engine when using the Dual Head Restraint DVD System. WARNING The driver must not attempt to operate the Dual Head Restraint DVD System or wear the headphones while th ...

    Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal
    The vehicle has adjustable throttle and brake pedals that allow you to change their positions. The feature will not operate when the vehicle is in R (Reverse) or while using the cruise control. ...