from a Skid
What's the best way to avoid skidding?
Avoid it in the first place. Drive smoothly and keep your
speed down. If you do find yourself in a skid:
- Focus on regaining control,
remain calm and ease your foot off the gas.
- Don't turn against the direction
of the skid. Turn into the direction of the skid, known
as "steering into the skid," will bring the
back end of your car in line with the front.
- Don't apply the brakes. This
will only make your skid worse, unless your vehicle
is equiped with ABS. Most newer cars are equipped with
ABS. If so ,brake firmly as you "steer into the