• Always check that the head restraint
for each passenger is adjusted to the
A properly adjusted head restraint protects
the head and neck.
Adjust your inside and
Set your rear view mirrors in the
outside rear view mirrors
• Adjust your inside rear view mirror to
show as much behind you as possible
by having the rear window framed within
• Adjust the outside side view mirrors
to reduce blind spots. You should be
able to see your own vehicle in a small
portion of the side view mirror closest to
Fasten your seat belt
Fasten your seat belt and shoulder strap
correctly. Seat belts save lives and reduce
injuries, and provide the greatest protection
when worn properly. The law requires you
to wear your seat belt.
• Wear the lap belt low and snug over
your hips. The shoulder belt must fit
over your chest and shoulder.
• Do not tuck the shoulder belt behind
your back or under your arm.
• You are still required to wear your seat
belt when in a vehicle with air bags.
Seat belt use is required by law
When you are ready to go, do
• Check to be sure your intended path
of travel is clear.
• Check your inside and outside mirrors.
• Do a shoulder check to be sure
your blind spots are clear.
If you are moving away from the right
side of the road, use your left turn signal
to indicate that you are entering traffic. If
you are on the left side of a one way road,
use your right turn signal. In this situation,
it can be difficult to see traffic clearly from
the driver’s seat.
Driving a vehicle
with an automatic
A vehicle with an automatic
transmission allows the driver to place
the vehicle in a gear that will allow the
transmission to change the vehicle’s
forward gears automatically as speed
increases and decreases.