How to control a skidding car
A car skidding can happen for many reasons. Dangerous road conditions such as snow or ice and standing water are the most common. When the weather has been dry for sometimes and then it rains a build up of oils on the road surface mix with the water making a slippery surface.
Driving to fast for the road condition is the main cause. Braking too hard on ice or driving too fast round a corner on a wet road for example can cause a skid to occur.
If you feel your wheels slipping then it's important to stay calm. Stomping on the brake or the gas pedal, or wildly steering the wheel will make the situation much worse.
Recovering from a skid
Tips to prevent a skid