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2010 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Important Safety Precautions

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Important Safety Precautions  
You’ll find many safety  
Always Wear Your Seat Belt  
A seat belt is your best protection in  
all types of collisions. Airbags are  
designed to supplement seat belts,  
not replace them. So even though  
Be Aware of Airbag Hazards  
While airbags can save lives, they  
can cause serious or fatal injuries to  
occupants who sit too close to them,  
or are not properly restrained.  
recommendations throughout this  
section, and throughout this manual.  
The recommendations on this page  
are the ones we consider to be the  
most important.  
your vehicle is equipped with airbags, Infants, young children, and short  
make sure you and your passengers  
always wear your seat belts, and  
wear them properly (see page 15 ).  
adults are at the greatest risk. Be  
sure to follow all instructions and  
warnings in this manual.  
Restrain All Children  
Don’t Drink and Drive  
Children age 12 and under should  
ride properly restrained in a back  
seat, not the front seat. Infants and  
small children should be restrained  
in a child seat. Larger children  
should use a booster seat and a lap/  
shoulder belt until they can use the  
belt properly without a booster seat  
(see pages 35 54 ).  
Alcohol and driving don’t mix. Even  
one drink can reduce your ability to  
respond to changing conditions, and  
your reaction time gets worse with  
every additional drink. So don’t drink  
and drive, and don’t let your friends  
drink and drive, either.  
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Important Safety Precautions  
Pay Appropriate Attention to the  
Task of Driving Safely  
Engaging in mobile phone  
Keep Your Vehicle in Safe  
Having a tire blowout or a  
conversation or other activities that  
keep you from paying close attention  
to the road, other vehicles and  
pedestrians could lead to a crash.  
Remember, situations can change  
quickly, and only you can decide  
when it is safe to divert attention  
away from driving.  
mechanical failure can be extremely  
hazardous. To reduce the possibility  
of such problems, check your tire  
pressures and condition frequently,  
and perform all regularly scheduled  
maintenance (see page 341 ).  
Control Your Speed  
Excessive speed is a major factor in  
crash injuries and deaths. Generally,  
the higher the speed, the greater the  
risk, but serious injuries can also  
occur at lower speeds. Never drive  
faster than is safe for current  
conditions, regardless of the  
maximum speed posted.