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Monday, February 19, 2007

Handling Winter Conditions: Part 3

One important skill you’ll learn in a defensive driving class is how to not panic in an emergency situation. Winter driving lends itself to such conditions, as roads and bridges are sometimes covered with snow and ice.

Of course you should drive more slowly in winter, as it will take longer for your car to react in slick conditions. But what do you do when, despite your best efforts of driving carefully, your car does get out of control? Here are some tips.

1. Don’t panic. Remain calm and focus on following the correct procedures for handling the situation you’re in.
2. Do not use the accelerator.
3. Steer towards the direction the car is sliding.
4. If you have anti-lock brakes, apply steady pressure to them; if you have standard brakes, pump them gently.
5. Ease left or right, as needed, to get the car back under control.

Again, it’s important to remember that winter conditions automatically call for reduced speeds. And for more information about safe driving in winter and year-round, contact the Texas defensive driving course, California online traffic school, Washington defensive driving class, or Florida Driving School.


Anonymous said...

The best advice is not to slam on the breaks! Calmly tap the breaks and remain composed.

9:51 PM


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