If you start to skid, you should

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  • ease your foot off the gas and carefully steer opposite to the direction in which you want the front of your car to go.
  • brake immediately and carefully steer opposite to the direction in which you want the front of your car to go.
  • brake immediately and carefully steer in the direction in which you want the front of your car to go.

Explanation

If you start to skid, stay calm, ease your foot off the gas, and carefully steer in the direction in which you want the front of your car to go. Avoid braking, especially if your car is not equipped with an antilock braking system (ABS). The car may possibly overshoot and start to skid in the opposite direction. If so, steer to counteract this as well. This procedure, known as ?steering into the skid,? will bring the rear end of your car into line with the front. Once the vehicle is back under your control, straighten the wheels.

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