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 4 days 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 4 days ago
    • Jesuha Abijah
      Jesuha Abijah In reply to Dan Robinson

      M+0 100th1.

      about 14 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
    • Yu Liu
      Yu Liu

      Drive a Subaru.

      about 2 hours ago
    • chitlika

      30 years truck driver This guy knows what he's talking about. I always tell people Steer small and Stay OFF them Brakes

      about 9 hours ago
    • mikerossscuba

      Chock full o' useful, understandable info. Thanks!

      about 15 hours ago
    • typhoon plays
      typhoon plays

      step 1. start delivering tofu late at night

      about 22 hours ago

      this is where Indian roads come in handy

      about 1 day ago
    • Jade Lilly
      Jade Lilly

      From experience, it's hard to stay calm in this situation, but thank you for this video

      about 1 day ago
    • HuevoDeSombra

      How to drift?

      about 1 day ago
    • Fabii Brauner
      Fabii Brauner

      In germany we do that for fun in Winter 😂

      about 1 day ago
    • shosty

      We had a horrible ice storm here in Michigan and I fishtailed slightly to the right and I corrected, then fishtailed a little more to the left and corrected, then fishtailed even more to the right and corrected, fishtailed even more to the left and corrected, fishtailed to the right sliding completely sideways down the road and corrected, then fishtailed to the left sliding completely sideways down the road and corrected, then fishtailed to the right and tried to correct and I went into a spin into oncoming traffic and barely missed a car. Lucky. It was extremely icy. Was I over correcting the fishtails? Once I started spinning I slammed on the breaks, which didn't help of course.

      about 1 day ago
    • Stavros Kanellos
      Stavros Kanellos

      Is it okay if one has always chains either there is the danger to slide or not?

      about 2 days ago
    • Megan Garr
      Megan Garr

      I just had this problem earlier today! Thanks for the video, wish I had watched it a bit earlier though

      about 3 days ago
    • Joe Larson
      Joe Larson

      Winter tires

      about 3 days ago
    • Mac Dawg
      Mac Dawg

      Dude, you ruined this vid with saying the obvious over and over in the beginning. Good vid otherwise!

      about 4 days ago
    • maxpowers3732

      I understand to not touch the brakes, but what about the gas? Do you keep the same pressure on the gas pedal or let off of it?

      about 4 days ago
    • misterj49

      The weather is the culprit, slow down proceed with reason to 20 mph. Signs on the road are caution indicaters, perhaps in freezing conditions the state could narrow the traffic down to two or less lane as an added precautions, the reduce traffic at the entrance would almost certainly reduce the amount of accidents and congestion due to them. Might make the trip a little longer, but if it will save a life or two wouldn't that be worth it?

      about 5 days ago
    • L-I- H
      L-I- H

      One time there was oil on the road from a truck spill and I had no idea it was raining also so I could not see any patch on the road. So oil and water together. The back end snaked out to the left I turned right nothing happened I then kept twitching the wheel and dropped to 3rd gear feathering the throttle trying to feel for grip. Eventually it snagged swung to the right hard I caught it before it went all the way turned left a bit to correct the slide but it then went into like a rapid back end skid where the back was swinging left to right and me fighting the wheel trying desperately to keep it from spinning all this was in the space of about 5 seconds and I was coming off a roundabout onto a motorway slip road I was heading for the metal guild rail but by this point I had slown right down but was still out of control and the car was heading for the rail I had a choice hope it got grip and I dart away last second or hit the breaks it hit the breaks and carried on sliding obviously unaware my tires had oil on at this point my disbelief that I was still sliding at about 20mph was mind blowing to me and I hit the rail and it spun me 180 cracking my light then hitting the back spinning me around again the damage was not to bad it cost me around 600 pounds in total car was fine just body and paint. But I honestly do think if I just held my nerve and did not panic when it was snaking I could have not crashed along with the breaking at the end that I think was the wrong choice but in the heat of the moment you do panic.

      about 5 days ago
    • Crocodile

      I live in the middle of a jungle. Why would I need this tutorial?!!!!!!!

      about 5 days ago
    • Kimberly Wright
      Kimberly Wright

      Thanks I was in the snow today and I drove at 42 mph and less

      about 5 days ago
    • Disobey Disconform
      Disobey Disconform

      does anyone have ESP? How old it this?

      about 5 days ago
    • Jared Meyer
      Jared Meyer

      Same situation same location!!! Well how about thinking about straightening this highway a little bit? It looks like an obvious place for people to slide.

      about 6 days ago
    • OfficialVanDyce

      ive actually slid in 2 occasions. 1 time in my parents yukon xl (lol that was fun, it was kind of like a drift) and in my infiniti g35. both times i let off the gas and the car pretty much straightens itself out dont even have to touch the wheel

      about 6 days ago
    • TERRORoftheLORD

      I grew up in Massachusetts and know how to drive in the snow, but your video made it very clear! thanks!

      about 6 days ago
    • Zero Expert
      Zero Expert

      To fix this issue you need snow tires and good quality of them with chains on them. You must drive slowly and focus on the roads.

      about 6 days ago
    • p28ro413ter

      so what if it's downhill how can't ı use the brakes in downhill

      about 6 days ago
    • James Farrell
      James Farrell

      Please add to your video about front and all wheel drive vehicles that once you start sliding you have power to the wheels which keeps the wheel spinning. Spinning wheels causes complete loss of control. By immediately putting the car in neutral you can regain control of your car. Thanks

      about 6 days ago
    • Robert Cruz
      Robert Cruz

      These people just did not realize the road is colder when on a bridge.

      about 7 days ago
    • Robert Cruz
      Robert Cruz

      When you lose all friction, there is no help or driving expert (like you?) can do, even, ESC will not help.

      about 7 days ago
    • Witgang Younotube
      Witgang Younotube

      i've driven on icy roads for the first time ever a few days ago and had quite a few corrections done, it was just natural for me , but what i can say is that i don't agree fully with the instructions you provide.
      if i get into a situation of over correcting and loosing control but the car is still sliding into open road i would lock the brakes and handbrake and just turn the car into a curling stone, to me it seems much safer than the alternative zig zagging from guard to guard .
      there is the risk of getting hit by someone that didn't keep proper distance as i also saw in one of your video's but i think the chances of that is a lot lower than the chances of ruining the car after loosing control in the first place.

      about 7 days ago
    • Jason Auw
      Jason Auw

      But I drove Subaru doe....

      about 7 days ago