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Driving is convenient, helpful and pleasurable for most people, but it can also sometimes be a little unpredictable. We all have to take more care at certain times, particularly in bad weather. If you are unable to cancel or postpone your journey when the weather takes a turn for the worse, there are ways to look after yourself and lessen the risk of accidents.
Accidents during conditions like heavy rain, snow or ice are most frequently caused by loss of traction. Tyres cannot grip the road properly and the car begins to slide out of control on the slippery surface. To avoid getting into difficulties, slow down, drive smoothly and pay more attention. Take care not to jerk the steering wheel or jam on the brakes or gas, and take control as if you were negotiating a wet or icy path on foot.
If things do get out of hand, and your car begins to skid or hydroplane:-
- try not to panic
- take your foot off the gas
- look at where you want to go and gently steer the car in that direction
- lightly apply the brake if needed
- as you get back some control and if you are pointed in the right direction you can ease your foot on the gas
There are courses available in order to practice this scenario in safe surroundings, so you automatically know what to do and how to recover from a skid. The biggest mistake made by drivers in this situation is looking where they don’t want to go, or at things they wish to avoid colliding with. This natural reaction is often counteractive and results in the exact opposite of what they wanted to achieve.
At John Atherton Autos, we are proud to offer customers the highest quality products and services possible. Market leading Roadstone tyres deliver exceptional performance, great value for money and can now be ordered online. Good tyre tread is essential to a safer driving experience and will improve road grip in all circumstances.