There’s no better feeling than driving a car fast… but it shouldn’t be on a public road when you’re not sure how to handle the car in those conditions.
Forgive me for being a grumpy fart, but I’ve seen too many posts on Facebook recently of people I know writing off their cars (thank goodness without too much injury to themselves) but nonetheless totally avoidable.
I really do recommend everyone goes on a skidpan course to be shown how to handle a car in a skid… but really follow the below:
- Leave 2 cars’ distance between you and the car in front
- If it’s below 3 Celcius expect ice, even if you can’t see it – so drive slower
- If it’s rained heavily after a period of it being dry, the road can be as slippy as an oil or diesel slick – drive slower!
And for all intents and purposes, if you want to “take it to the limit” take the car to the track!
The Eagles always do a great job, and the song which inspired this post is brilliant 🙂
Stay safe, and Merry Christmas!