The most important rule for when you’re in a drift is not to brake. We mean than blocked wheels don’t let the driver control the car at all. There are only two ways of dealing with drifts, and they are different for each type of drive.
We are sure that you know these methods, but we still have a few secrets from the specialists of defensive driving to offer you.
Where danger can come from
- The places where people brake more often are usually the most slippery: before turns, pedestrian crossings, and bus stops. Be most attentive when you come close to bridges, tunnels, and entrances and exits to overpasses. You should keep the same speed there and start braking early.
- In winter, the distance between two cars should two times bigger than in summer. But don’t leave too much space because someone else will definitely want to get in the middle, which is dangerous for all three cars.
- Don’t look only at the car in front of you. Keep it in your sight, but also look further — 4-5 cars further. This way you can see dangerous parts of the road before the car in front of you gets there.
- In winter, you shouldn’t push the clutch pedal together with the brake pedal. In this case, the wheels can get blocked and the car will be put into a drift.