Be safe on wintery roads!
A good winter driving reminder...If you find yourself sliding on ice, try and keep your wits about you, and try not to panic. PUT YOUR CAR IN NEUTRAL
and apply your brakes slowly. You will have a better chance at being able to steer your way through if your car is in NEUTRAL.
Another common error people make is to over-steer. Try and remember to TURN INTO A SLIDE
. What this means is that you should turn your wheels in the direction that the rear of your car is sliding. Determine where you want your car to go, and turn the steering wheel in that direction. It is easy to steer too far, causing the car to slide in the other direction. If this happens (referred to as overcorrecting
), you´ll need to turn in the opposite direction. Other tips include take it slow, gas up, and don’t be in a hurry.