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Failure to Use Safety Belts
Safety belts cannot protect the body if they are not fastened. Improperly worn safety belts increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident.
Always make sure your and your passengers' safety belts are properly fastened when seated in the vehicle.
Before starting the engine
Temperature sensors on the engine automatically provide the correct fuel/air mixture required for starting.
Therefore, it is not necessary to depress the accelerator pedal while starting a cold or a warm engine.
Starting the engine
The first operation of the starter is ended automatically when the engine starts.
If the engine does not start, subsequent starter operations will not be ended automatically.
If the engine fails to start after 10 or 15 seconds of cranking:
Exhaust gas contains colorless and odorless carbon monoxide (CO), which is toxic even in low concentrations. Carbon monoxide can cause unconsciousness and even death if inhaled.
An unattended vehicle with a running engine is potentially hazardous.
If warning lights should come on to indicate improper operation, they would go unnoticed.
Exhaust System Fire Hazard
Exhaust fumes and the exhaust system are very hot when the engine is running. The exhaust system remains hot for some time after the engine is turned off.
Hot Exhaust Pipes
The exhaust pipe is hot when the vehicle is running and remains hot for some time after the vehicle is turned off.