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Traffic rules

The traffic rules describe how a road user must act on the public road, which includes obligations but also advice on how to drive sensibly and safely. All road users must know and apply the traffic rules.


Safety

To improve the safety of the passengers and the driver, there are a some safety systems present in your vehicle. Below you will find the most important ones.

Seatbelt

Before you drive away, always fasten your safety belts and make sure all your passengers are using safety belts or child restraints.



Child restraints

Children up to 18 years and less than 1m35 must be transported in a suitable safety seat. If they are larger than 1m35, they may be seated in a safety seat.



Airbag

The airbag is designed to inflate extremely rapidly during a collision or heavy impact. It creates a protective "pillow" that helps protecting the passengers against injuries.



ABS

Many newer vehicles have an Antilock Braking System (ABS). Be sure to read the vehicle owner’s manual on how to use the ABS. The ABS system will allow you to stop without skidding.

In general, if you need to stop quickly press on the brake pedal as hard as you can and keep pressing on it. You might feel the brake pedal pushing back when the ABS is working. Do not let up on the brake pedal. The ABS system will only work with the brake pedal pushed down.

If you must stop quickly and you do not have an Antilock Braking System (ABS). You can cause the vehicle to go into a skid if you brake too hard. Apply the brakes as hard as you can without locking them. If the brakes lock up, you will feel the vehicle start to skid. Quickly let up on the brake pedal. As soon as the vehicle stops skidding, push down on the brake pedal again. Keep doing this until the vehicle has stopped.



ESP

The "Electronic Stability Program" (ESP) helps the driver to control the vehicle when it is in a critical situation. A microcomputer monitors the signals from the ESP sensors and checks 25 times a second, whether the driver's steering input corresponds to the actual direction in which the vehicle is moving. If the vehicle moves in a different direction ESP detects the critical situation and reacts immediately. It uses the vehicle's braking system to stabilize the vehicle. ESP will slow down the wheels individually so that the vehicle is stabilized and steered in the right direction.