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When riding in a vehicle, you travel as fast as the vehicle does. If the vehicle

When riding in a vehicle, you travel as fast as the vehicle does. If the vehicle stops suddenly, you keep going until something stops you. It could be the windshield, the instrument panel, or the safety belts!

When you wear a safety belt, you and the vehicle slow down together. There is more time to stop because you stop over a longer distance and, when worn properly, your strongest bones take the forces from the safety belts. That is why wearing safety belts makes such good sense.

    Safety Belts
    This section of the manual describes how to use safety belts properly. It also describes some things not to do with safety belts. WARNING Do not let anyone ride where a safety belt cannot be wo ...

    Questions and Answers About Safety Belts
    Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle after a crash if I am wearing a safety belt? A: You could be— whether you are wearing a safety belt or not. Your chance of being conscious during and after a cr ...

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    View through the camera
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    Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
    The following vehicle accessories can be used for up to 10 minutes after the engine is turned off: Audio System Power Windows OnStar System (if equipped) Sunroof (if equipped) These feat ...

    General driving tips
    Important safety notes WARNING   Always remember that you must concentrate primarily on driving the vehicle. The driver's concentration must always be directed primarily at road traffic ...