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Driving safety and protection against injury cannot be fully ensured. However, we recommend that you pay extra attention to the following:

(1) Before starting the vehicle, make sure that you and your passengers have fastened your seat belts.
(2) Never leave your vehicle unattended with the key in the ignition and children inside the vehicle. Children may play with the driving controls and this could lead to an accident.
(3) Make sure that infants and small children are properly restrained in accordance with the laws and regulations, and for maximum protection in case of an accident.
(4) Switch off the engine if you stop for a short sleep. If the engine is left running while you sleep, unexpected vehicle operation or other accidents may be caused by unconsciously moving the shift lever (selector lever on automatic transmission vehicles) or pressing the accelerator pedal. If you inadvertently keep the accelerator pedal pressed, the engine may overheat or the engine, exhaust pipe, etc. may be abnormally overheated, resulting in an accidental fire. If poorly ventilated, there is a risk of poisoning by exhaust gases.
(5) Prevent children from playing in the luggage compartment. It is illegal to allow them to play there while the vehicle is moving.
(6) When loading luggage, be careful not to load above the height of the seats. This is dangerous not only because the rearward vision will be obstructed, but also the luggage may be projected into the passenger compartment under hard braking.

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