Test Road Conditions
TEST ROAD CONDITIONS FREQUENTLY
When driving in challenging conditions, determine how much traction, or grip, is available. Make sure that no one is behind you and hit the brakes firmly until the wheels lock up. This will give you a clear indication of the grip available at that particular point in time. Over the course of a long trip, repeat this test to continually monitor grip.
I wanted to express my gratitude for the opportunity to take your class. Less than two weeks later I was driving on I-70 through a canyon and hit a patch of black ice that caused me to understeer towards a monstrous truck. In a split second I was able to turn the wheel toward the truck, regain traction and then steer toward safety. Clearly, your program works.”
~ Ryan A., Second Gear graduate