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2017 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Important Safety Precautions

For Safe Driving  
The following pages explain your vehicle’s safety features and how to use them  
properly. The safety precautions below are ones that we consider to be among the  
most important.  
1Important Safety Precautions  
Important Safety Precautions  
Some countries prohibit the use of mobile phones  
other than hands-free devices by the driver while  
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 your vehicle is equipped  
with airbags, make sure you and your passengers always wear your seat belts, and  
wear them properly.  
Restrain all children  
Children aged 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 restraint system.  
Larger children should use a booster seat and a lap/shoulder seat belt until they can  
use the belt properly without a booster seat.  
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. Infants, young children,  
and short adults are at the greatest risk. Be sure to follow all instructions and  
warnings in this manual.  
Don’t drink and drive  
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.  
uuFor Safe DrivinguImportant Safety Precautions  
Pay appropriate attention to the task of driving safely  
Engaging in mobile phone 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 some attention away from driving.  
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.  
Keep your vehicle in safe condition  
Having a tyre blowout or a mechanical failure can be extremely hazardous.  
To reduce the possibility of such problems, check your tyre pressures and condition  
frequently, and perform all regularly scheduled maintenance.