Skidding

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  • Skidding
    • Reduce risk by driving a a low speed in high gears when weather is bad
    • Watch for road signs and markings
    • If you do skid: release footbrake and reapply gently, steer smoothly if the direction of the skid
    • Anti lock braking system
      • `Apply foot break rapidly and firmly don't release till you've stopped
        • You can continue to steer whilst breaking because wheels are prevented from stopping
    • Electronic Stability Control: Compromises the functions of ABS and traction control system and aims to prevent the vehicle from skidding sideways
    • Detects the risk of a skid at an early stage and provides selective breaking intervention to restore vehicle stability

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