Monthly Archives: September 2020

Skid Safety and Avoidance

Skid Safety and Avoidance

The Fall season has started to creep up on us, which means a change in weather and road conditions. It’s crucial to stay prepared and adjust your driving habits as necessary. If a driver is careless with driving, their car can skid, losing control of their vehicle. Skid marks happen when tires lose their grip and traction to the road. A skid can be very dangerous and can lead to major accidents. Tires can lose their traction to the road for a few common reasons: Driving Too Fast Skidding can occur when a driver over accelerates.     Pressing the Brake Pedal Too Hard If a driver slams on the brakes, it can lock the wheels, causing the vehicle to skid.    Sharp Turns Sudden sharp turns without much braking can cause a car to lose control, skidding in a circular fashion.  Unstable road conditions can make a vehicle more likely to lose traction. Rainy weather makes roads, especially asphalt, more slippery. At the same time, winter seasons can lea ... read more

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