Safety Precautions before and while driving
Delivery of vehicles
Review maps and other visitor information before
leaving the rental car area or other location.
Reading a map while driving is dangerous and can
indicate you are unfamiliar with the area. Always
ask for directions before leaving the rental
airports, rental car plazas or other transportation
terminals, do not leave luggage unattended. If there
is more than one person in your party, assign
someone to stay with the bags. Only the renter and
any additional drivers are required to rent the car.
Familiarize yourself with the vehicle's safety
equipment, including hazard lights, windshield
wipers, the spare tire, seat belts and door locks.
Always be alert to your surroundings and know how to
reach your destination prior to your departure.
sure the vehicle always has plenty of gasoline.
Don't stop if a passing motorist tells you that
something is wrong with your vehicle or if someone
bumps you from behind. Pull into the nearest service
station or well-lit public area. Call the police.
stoplights, leave plenty of room between your
vehicle and the one in front of you in case you must
pull away quickly. Always keep doors locked and
windows rolled up when driving or when parked. Keep
valuables in the trunk or in the locked glove
emergency vehicles' signals. Police lights are red
and blue. Do not stop for flashing white headlights
alone. Do not resist in the rare event that a
stranger demands your valuables. Your well-being is
more important than your belongings. Always use seat
belts. It is the law and may save your life in the
event of an accident.
pick up hitchhikers under any circumstances. Always
be aware of the pedestrian traffic around your
vehicle. Always park in a well-lit area. Have car
keys in hand and check in and around the car before
take shortcuts to save time or exit expressways
prematurely to save tolls. Tolls are a nominal
charge, change is available at many booths, and your
safety is most important.
automated teller machines only in busy, unobstructed
areas and count your money inside the car with the
Secure In Your Vehicle
If your car malfunctions on a major thoroughfare,
lock the doors, turn on the hazard lights and wait
for the police to arrive. If someone offers help,
have them call the police.
pull over to assist what may appear to be a disabled
car, even if someone tries to wave you down. If you
have a cellular phone, call the police for them.
to a service station or store if you need
information or directions. Casual street-corner
directions are the surest way to get lost.
safety tips are general common-sense suggestions
from Avis. The safety of you and your passengers is
most important. However, remember that personal
safety is your responsibility. Do what you think is
best under the circumstances. Above all, stay alert
and be cautious.
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