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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    Driving on snow or ice
    WARNING ► Wet ice (328F, 08C and freezing rain), very cold snow or ice can be slick and very hard to drive on. The vehicle will have much less traction or “grip” under these condi ...

    Load index
    Tire data is vehicle-specific and may deviate from the data in the example. In addition to the load bearing index, load index 1 may be imprinted after the letters that identify speed index 6 ...

    Cup holder in the third row of seats
    The cup holders are located in the side trim on the left and right-hand sides. 1 Cup holders ...