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The defensive driving course an instructor offers must be very practical this is why the student will learn how a car behaves in certain weather conditions and what attitude he should have.
Regarding skidding, this is a situation that appears whenever the road is wet or covered in snow and the driver has an excessive speed. Drivers must be aware of the fact that skidding only happens when they are neglecting to adapt their driving style to the road. Any sudden changes or brutal handling of the controls of the car, like aggressive steering, power breaking or acceleration will determine you to lose control.
The first thing you will learn in a defensive driving course is that when the road in front of you is covered with a lot of ice or has plenty of snow you are to make sure you can avoid any skidding situations. Slow down, but also be careful how you do this, be as gentle as possible.
The tires a car has are very important because they only offer a certain degree of grip on the asphalt in wet conditions. This is why it is very important to slow down as much as needed to allow your car to acquire the proper grip. At the same time keep an appropriate distance between you and the drivers in front of you; if they suddenly break you must have enough distance to break in a calm way, power breaking will make you skid. Also, whenever you are about to enter a bend take extra caution; slow down before you enter and steer as slowly as possible. Donâ€™t overdo it!