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Southern Ute Community Action Programs (SUCAP)
Section 4 – Starting and Stopping
- Start the vehicle smoothly without jerks or sudden changes in acceleration in order to avoid throwing or injuring passengers.
- Most vehicles are fully automatic. The gears shift automatically as the vehicle speed increases. Do not fan accelerator. Apply an even pressure to the accelerator so as to get into direct drive.
- Sudden stops that result in throwing passengers must be avoided unless a collision is imminent. Such stops are likely to cause injury to frail and/or disabled passengers. If the sudden stop was caused by a vehicle cutting in, etc., identification of the vehicle by license number or other means should be noted and reported to dispatch right away.