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 5 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 5 months ago
    • Ben Q
      Ben Q In reply to Dan Robinson

      M+0 100th1.

      about 5 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 6 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 6 months ago
    • Itzyaboi Anthony
      Itzyaboi Anthony

      Most cars are tokyo drifting on icy roads,

      about 3 days ago
    • desmondawesomegaming

      Oh I have another way to prevent a slide. It’s when your in Japan racing down a touge covered in snow you can hook your inside tires in the gutter or road rim.

      about 9 days ago
    • Neal Americana
      Neal Americana

      Just imagine how much fun he could have by just watching that bridge on an icy day!

      about 10 days ago
    • King Otten
      King Otten

      Take the following scenario: You are about to enter a round-a-bout with really slippery and icy conditions. You are not driving fast at all and suddenly you start losing the back end. After watching this video you know you are not supposed to start braking (atleast not while your wheels dont have any grip yet) and that you should steer into the corner. Now lets add that you are driving a manual car. Should I press the clutch in, do absolutely nothing and let the wheels/engine figure it all out, or should I add a little bit of gas like drifters might do to stay into a drift? (Or if you are driving an automatic, should you shift into neutral, do nothing or give some gas). When I say *some* gas I mean very little, not so much that your tyres spin too fast.

      My driving instructor said to always press the clutch. The tyres will be spinning freely from the engine and can seek grip on their own. My dad said to give a little gas just like drifters. He says (I don't know how true all of this is, I know very little about drifting) that giving some gas allows the wheels to get grip. I say this is nonsense because you aren't drifting on pavement and giving more power to the wheels will just make matters worse. My instinct would be to press the clutch. Can someone confirm that I am right or wrong here?

      about 12 days ago
    • just a random educated human
      just a random educated human

      initial d Tokyo drift

      about 13 days ago
    • Patrick Barks
      Patrick Barks

      Fantastic, thank you so much. The video examples are great!

      about 13 days ago
    • Ha! Ha! Ha!
      Ha! Ha! Ha!

      Practice driving on mud, mall parking lots & on *wet days.*
      It teaches you how to maintain control of your vehicle.

      about 17 days ago
    • pistol shrimp
      pistol shrimp

      I remember one time when I was driving back from school and I could literally feel my wheel slipping off the roadway, I looked behind me and this girl in a Honda was literally swerving side to side on the road, along with the fact that I saw 3 non fatal accidents. your car literally feels like a hockey puck. The only good thing was that the road wasn't that busy.

      about 17 days ago
    • Buddy Mckay
      Buddy Mckay

      Playing racing sims with no assists will also make you a better driver. You'll be a master of shifting gears and controlling a car at high speeds with different levels of grip without risking other peoples lives. Do a lap as fast as you can on the Nurburgring in the snow with a C63 AMG in Project Cars 2 with only ABS. Now try it without sliding or leaving the track.

      My point is that you should challenge yourself either via a good racing sim or on a slippery track to get a better understanding of the laws of physics when conditions are rough. Brake distance, hazards, bumps and the car itself (is it FWD, RWD, AWD? Does it have traction control, ABS or other safety systems?)

      I find it quite easy to drive on the roads here in Norway, even when they are very slippery during winter. It all comes down to your understanding of the laws of physics and how different conditions will effect the way the car behaves to it.

      Drive safely!

      about 20 days ago
    • Jasper Mck
      Jasper Mck

      I always thought turning into the slide was a given but guess not everyone is that car smart lmao

      about 21 day ago
    • x2ES

      The problem is that you never know exact correction angle. It depends on speed, vary from car to car. Fraction steering is useful technique to prevent overcorrection. It means that instead single steering turn and return you have to make few series of fast movements. Usually 2-3 and single in opposite direction.
      It feels like this:
      1. You noticed that car are oversteering -> you make fast movement, for say, right and back to the center
      2. You feel that car still oversteering -> you repeat this movement
      3. You feel that car oversteering reduced and car will start backing to straight -> you making the same movement with lower amlitude
      4. Finally you feel that car start overstearing in another direction -> you making left-to-center movement (it is hard to express in message - you have to predict this, not follow; following is too late)

      Steps 3-4 is critical. Often drives loose control here because they don't know exact angles. And fact that it is impossible to know this unless you have practiced last week or month. It is not enough to try it once. But fraction steering handling this problem better. Once you get idea and tried this, you have more chances to recover.

      Also good to understand and feel that overseering is not just movement in wrong path. It is momentum which has been received by the back of the car - it is inertial process. Steering movements is an actions which sending opposite momentum. In summary you have to get zero moment. Once you make grater moment you will get opposite oversteering. When on step 3-to-4 you already have opposite momentum, but car steel pointed to left (as in example) and you still try steering to right, you have chances to sum moments and get value which can't be recovered by any future movements.

      And the final point - have you noticed how tight path when car making 360 degree rotation? Sometimes is better to rotate. Very dangerous accidents happen after unsuccessful recovering. If you have chance to go out of the road and not catch massive tree or pillar, sometimes is better to go there, because on next phase you have chance to meet opposite traffic.

      about 22 days ago
    • Kuri0

      Be an edgy teen who does this on purpose and then have your skills save your life

      about 25 days ago
    • Dingo

      i think its best to drive on icy roads in a RWD and thicken the rear tires with winter grip compound to prevent this

      about 26 days ago
    • Brandon cheech
      Brandon cheech

      Simplified: Turn left to go right while going around corners otherwise turn the same way your back end is kicking out

      about 28 days ago
    • Dingo
      Dingo In reply to Brandon cheech

      or you can buy a differential

      about 26 days ago
    • Bill Morrigan
      Bill Morrigan

      Its' gonna freak people out but on icy roads, you might also need to press the gas if you are skidding; just corrections with the steering wheel might be not enough. And steering corrections need to be very minor or the car will swivel or do a u-turn. It's very easy to do a u-turn on an icy road even at high speeds. Some simulators might help to understand all this. People just apply brakes all the time. You can't make them unlearn this just by saying that's not right. They need to see how it works. So they should try simulators. I don't believe this video might help, although what it says is spot on and should help understanding the cause of accidents on icy roads. Also if you see your ESP or other traction control systems kick in, you should understand that the car must have already skidded if it wasn't for those systems. So you should slow down! Folks should be well acquainted with these systems and should read the instructions manuals so that they know when the system kicks in and is shown on/next to the speedometer.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rodrigo Mirra
      Rodrigo Mirra

      It doesn't even get icy where I live, I should be sleeping right now

      about 1 month ago
    • C Williams
      C Williams

      Great video. Very informative. I watched several videos about correcting a spin, and this was so much better than the others I saw.

      about 1 month ago
    • Robert Huffman
      Robert Huffman

      I took my truck out to a slightly muddy but very slick trail and practiced this, it worked and has paid off on the road. In the snow I go 35mph and watch all the speed racers crash. When you spin 50 yards off the road and leave a debris trail your going to fast. I'm a transplant from the S.W. U.S. to a "weather" area and I figured it out pretty quick. Slow down.

      about 1 month ago
    • DesertEagleV

      Calgary got ice slippery road every winter.
      The real safety practice is to SLOW down. If road is bad don't go above 30. Low speed is far easier to control, even after control lost the distance of sliding and impact will minimal, often resulting no damage.

      Over 50 is guaranteed damage when car hits the side or anything.

      about 1 month ago
    • name name

      In forza it's way easier 😂

      about 1 month ago
    • Lusia Amelia
      Lusia Amelia

      0:51 the 2 big trucks gave me anxiety for that grey car

      about 1 month ago
    • Gibes NCIS
      Gibes NCIS

      People Listen, front wheel drive cars. The first sign of slide put your car in neutral, this will straighten your out of every slide. Why is because you're engine is breaking by itself. When you put it in neutral no breaking on any wheels.

      about 1 month ago
    • Denis Triton
      Denis Triton

      Разве этому не учат на базовых курсах вождения?

      about 1 month ago
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      about 1 month ago
    • Ray Blackburn Outdoors
      Ray Blackburn Outdoors

      If you say anything besides take your foot off the brake and put the vehicle in neutral then you have no clue what your talking about and probably shouldn't even be allowed to drive on any roads because of that stupidity alone

      about 1 month ago
    • Galation Gaming
      Galation Gaming

      Just Tokyo Drift it

      about 1 month ago
    • MrCactus

      It’s hard not to over correct on that initial slide as you never expect it and usually panic

      about 1 month ago
    • Nuclear Skittels
      Nuclear Skittels

      I'm waiting for my insurance

      about 1 month ago
    • Q X
      Q X

      Great video. For the clips at the end, it would be helpful to see the entire clip uninterrupted before and after seeing it broken down

      about 1 month ago