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Tip No: 5 - Preventing Skids
A skid is usually caused by the driver's failure to react in good time and by driving too fast for road conditions.

Any sudden steering, braking or accelerating action is dangerous on a slippery surface.

Give yourself time to react. Look ahead and read the road conditions.

Because someone else is foolish enough to drive fast, there's no reason for you to be misled into thinking the conditions are safe.

If you have a car with manual transmission, shift gears before you reach the upgrade of a slippery hill. Shifting halfway up may cause the wheels to spin.

This driving tip is from the Partners in Safety booklet, which was published by the Ontario Trucking Association.  Expert instructors of the DSAO have carefully vetted all of these tips.

  Driving Tips
  1-Training Counts
  2-Setting Out
  3-Driving in the Rain
  4-Passing Trucks
5-Preventing Skids
  6-Handling Skids
  7-Defensive Driving
  8-Backing Up
  9-Sharing The Road With A Truck
  10-Seat Belts
  11-Night Driving
  12-Braking
  13-Regular Maintenance
  14-Biking & Blading
  15-Expressway Driving
  16-Preparing For A Long Trip
  17-Long Distance Driving
  18-Highway Hypnosis
  19-Break Down
  20-Preparing For Winter
  21-The Survival Kit
  22-Winter Driving
  23-Getting Unstuck
  24-Courtesy And Common Sense

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