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How To Avoid Skidding While Driving

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Driving on ice and snow can be dangerous. The consequences of losing traction range from minor to catastrophic, but they are often avoidable. Here are five ways you can avoid skidding while driving:

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Decelerating Too Quickly

You need to apply break gradually. If you are in the habit of braking quickly, you will lose traction. Braking too quickly can cause your vehicle to skid, which can make it difficult for other drivers around you to avoid hitting you.

Turning Too Quickly, Especially If You Are Also Accelerating Or Decelerating

Turning too quickly, especially if you are also accelerating or decelerating, can cause the vehicle to slide. This is because turning causes your tires to grip less of the road and more of their own side area. If this happens while also accelerating or decelerating, it will be harder for your tires to regain traction.

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Drive Too Fast.

Driving too fast is a huge factor in skidding. Slowing down as soon as you notice that you are on ice is a good idea (even if you don’t think you are going overly fast). Slowing down can help to maintain control of your vehicle and prevent skidding.

Overcorrect The Steering.

Let’s say you’re driving down the road and all of a sudden you hit some ice. Your car starts to slide, so you quickly turn the wheel in hopes that it will stop your vehicle from spinning. But when it comes to steering, “quickly” and “far” really mean different things—especially on ice.

Ignore Road Conditions.

If you’re not aware of the current road conditions and weather, you’re more likely to lose traction on ice. The good news? There’s no need to become an expert meteorologist or a specialist in winter weather—just look out for some key signs and be prepared for what’s coming.


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Ice melt should not be applied to new concrete as its chemicals cause irreversible damage. While your concrete contractor may claim that concrete cures in 28 days, that is not the case. It’s true that after four weeks, concrete can be sealed. However, the chemical changes to harden it take much longer. As a new concrete owner, you need to be more cautious about the compounds you use on it. These natural traction agents are free from salts and chemicals.

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Remember that ice can be slippery and treacherous, so it’s important to drive slowly and responsibly. While there are many ways to lose traction on ice, the best way to avoid them all is by driving slowly and carefully. You can also make sure that your vehicle is properly equipped with Traction Magic.  

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