Educational winter driving video about preventing dangerous vehicle slides on icy roads, and what to do if one happens. Learn what to do when icy roads threaten and how to correct an oversteer slide. Includes videos of actual accidents captured on camera. Learn more at Copyright Dan Robinson. Music licensed from Music Bakery.


    • Dan Robinson
      Dan Robinson

      For those that would like to see the example clips shown at the end without pauses, here is the original footage:

      about 1 year ago
    • LordStanley
      LordStanley In reply to Dan Robinson

      +Nicole Lee Can you get home another way? Not trying to be funny. I've been in those situations.

      about 2 months ago
    • LordStanley
      LordStanley In reply to Dan Robinson

      Thank you for this very informative video. I consider myself a decent driver. With that said, I recently bought a truck and driving a truck sure is different than a car. I fishtailed my truck several times during snowy conditions. Also, I think it's imperative to switch to winter tires from October - April. I realize that regardless of tires, ice is still ice. But, I believe that winter tires have better grip in snowy conditions. Do you also believe that a manual transmission (I prefer manual) is better in handling the vehicle during such conditions? Thank you again for a great video. Subscribed. There is always something to learn. 👍

      about 2 months ago
    • Ben Q
      Ben Q In reply to Dan Robinson

      M+0 100th1.

      about 2 months ago
    • Tom Ellingham
      Tom Ellingham In reply to Dan Robinson

      +Keith Baker As I understand it Keith, you always want the traction control ON. That's what I was always taught anyway (when getting a bit of training as a chauffeur driver) - and ignore anyone that says switch it off.
      Remember, it's there to prevent the wheels locking and sliding, and buy you more time to get things straightened out, as well as slow the car without getting it sliding. TCS applies the brake to individual wheels to help you correct a skid, leaving you to counter steer like the video instructs.
      The only time you want to switch it off is when you just can't get the thing moving - on snow or ice or horrible mud. Once you're moving, switch it on again.
      ABS is best left on (sometimes impossible to disengage ABS without switching off TCS anyway). Some folk do say a well trained driver can out-brake an ABS system in snow and ice ... but you'll have had to have had loads and loads of practice, or just gotten lucky. An ABS system will fare better than a non-ABS system the vast majority of the time.
      I'll admit, some cars are much more fun with the TCS and ABS systems switched off - but they are clever systems designed for a reason.
      On rear wheel steering I have no clue - be interesting to hear if anyone knows.

      about 3 months ago
    • Alien Kitten
      Alien Kitten In reply to Dan Robinson

      +SLOBeachboy "On ice however once you let the tail slide get past a certain point there is almost no way you are going to get control again."
      There is one way, but way too advanced to be explained in a video or to ordinary drivers: you should keep the wheel turned until the car rotates 180 or 360 and stabilize there again using the correct technique (verry difficult when drifting backwards tho, and you need to keep the clutch down).

      about 3 months ago
    • SlyNine

      I do that for fun.

      about 1 day ago
    • juhos3000

      Americans should get winter tires....

      about 3 days ago
    • reicirith

      10:17, you can see that someone else before him screwed up there. The number of people that don't understand the no braking rule is mind boggling. Driver training really needs to be stepped up. It's gotten to the point where I'm not afraid to go out in bad weather because I don't have the confidence to drive, but because I'm afraid of the drivers around me.

      about 6 days ago
    • Jacques C
      Jacques C

      This needs to be THEEEE most watched video on youtube period! Bcuz these SOBs cant drive now a days

      about 7 days ago
    • Lovely Heart
      Lovely Heart

      Wow nice. We don't have snow here in our country but I can share this to my sister in switzerland.

      about 9 days ago
    • spirals 73
      spirals 73

      I'm not even sure I can watch this because this happened to me recently and I'm still freaked out. I overcorrected and no matter how many times I hear do not do that, I absolutely will next time. It's a split-second reaction; it just happens.

      about 10 days ago
    • Nyquil07 Na
      Nyquil07 Na

      Good info. Tires,tires,tires. Get good tires.

      about 11 days ago
    • Brad Penrod
      Brad Penrod

      Great information and good presentation!

      about 11 days ago
    • Adam Bruno
      Adam Bruno

      How to make a proper drift 😂

      about 11 days ago
    • Fafhrd 2
      Fafhrd 2

      If you drive in winter condition you should have winter tires. Like in Sweden it's a law that you must use them. I always use "studded" tires or what they are called in English since you get good grip on icy roads and snow with them.
      Today they have tires whiteout them but I don't trust them and don't like them.

      Same when you have winter, go out in an quiet area or something (or go to a training course) and train to control a skid etc that's how you learn and refresh yourself on how to do it. I trained my wife like that in Sweden when I teach her to drive.
      Just come to a bend (don't even have to drive fast) and pull and release the handbrake quickly and the car loose control and then you try to control the skid. And it's fun also :)

      Regarding transmission I did not hear you say to put in neutral when you get the skid? At least that what's you do with an manual transmission or you clutch actually. Automatic I'm not really sure but I believe you put in neutral there.

      about 12 days ago
    • Helloiuehe

      In motherland we make ice drift park.

      about 14 days ago
    • Jason Taylor
      Jason Taylor

      Just had my first accident at 48! I did everything right but I think the size of my H2 Hummer made it more difficult to correct once it started sliding, I fought for awhile and thought I had it but ended up over correcting and spun into the median.

      about 15 days ago
    • potanda

      I live in florida .

      about 15 days ago
    • Zsavage1

      Dumbest video ever... if you are on a sheet of ice...and start to spin.. you might as well just grab your coffee and sit back.. because you are just along for the ride at that point..

      about 17 days ago
    • Billie Bob Norton III
      Billie Bob Norton III

      When I'm in an icy slide I take out my bottle of Jack Daniels and pour myself a stiff one.....on ice!!!!!!!!!!!!

      about 17 days ago
    • Bryan Stuart
      Bryan Stuart

      Put the vehicle in neutral and keep off the brake. Its usually the power wheels (rear) that initiate the slide.

      about 19 days ago
    • Akif Shazad
      Akif Shazad

      Just don't go to ice roads if you never tried to drift.

      about 20 days ago
    • MsBecki

      Every driver should have to watch this and similar road safety videos. I live in a northern state and there are way too many idiot drivers out there! I have been driving for many years and am confident in my own skills, but what worries me are all the undertrained drivers I encounter.

      about 20 days ago
    • 0o0o099999

      When I loose control over my car I press the clutch pedal to let the front wheels (FWD) get traction. What do you do in an automatic?

      about 21 day ago
    • Jacquelina Lim
      Jacquelina Lim In reply to 0o0o099999

      drive slow and hope to not die :'(

      about 19 days ago
    • Ossi Inkiläinen
      Ossi Inkiläinen

      What if instead of avoiding the brakes, you hit the cluthc and avoid the brakes

      about 21 day ago
    • Brett falconer
      Brett falconer

      @ Dan Robinson
      Can you do one of these videos on combination vehicle's i.e. semi's? That way I can share to my Facebook page. By the way I really liked this video, good instruction.

      about 21 day ago
    • bobicabayo

      Anyone else noticed how wide were those lanes?

      about 22 days ago
    • Big Crazy
      Big Crazy


      about 24 days ago
    • L5Rocks

      Up here in Canada we have snow almost 6 months out of the year. Taking your car or drifting helps you to get to know how to handle your car in a skid. Great info but don't expect Canadians to slow down to 70kmh 45mph because of a little skiff of snow at -20°c. We also have winter tires which make a huge difference.

      about 24 days ago
    • spikehamer2

      "If it hasn't, it will"

      I'm fine in the south, thanks tho

      about 24 days ago
    • shyboi 0002
      shyboi 0002

      I forgot what State this was in however I saw a video of a 20+ car pile up on icy roads because a car spun out causing a chain reaction of people (even people driving semis) not being able to stop in time. People were injured and 2 people died. Very heartbreaking crash all because they were going too damn fast and didn't know to counter a slide.

      about 24 days ago
    • Jerome Cabral
      Jerome Cabral

      This is very helpful.

      about 24 days ago
    • George Orwell
      George Orwell

      but this only applies for cars without esp

      about 24 days ago
    • C Winegarden
      C Winegarden

      Good video.

      about 25 days ago