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How to Recover from 5 Types of Skids: Understeer

If you have no choice but to brave hazardous road conditions this winter, it is important to keep a few simple tips in mind. Previously, our Connecticut car accident lawyers discussed the ways in ... 

If you have no choice but to brave hazardous road conditions this winter, it is important to keep a few simple tips in mind. Previously, our Connecticut car accident lawyers discussed the ways in which you can recover from wheelspin and wheel lockup; today we will be explaining how to avoid an accident caused by "understeer." An understeer skid may occur when you enter a corner too fast on a slippery surface, causing the front tires to lose grip. This is also known as "plowing" or "pushing." Depending on how fast you are going, you may be able to avoid an accident by letting off of the gas and applying the brakes gently. If you try to steer the car, you will need to release the brakes a little.

It is important to avoid over-correcting by steering even further, however, as this will only make the situation worse. It is a natural reaction, but the problem should be fixed with the pedals and not your hands. You will have the most success with slight steering inputs, so just remember to let off of the gas and gently guide your car through the corner. In order to avoid understeer skids completely, it is always a good idea to drive at cautious speeds-especially when driving in unfavorable weather conditions. For more helpful tips, check back soon! Next, the Hartford personal injury attorneys at McCoy & McCoy will be addressing the ways in which you can avoid a car accident caused by an oversteer skid.

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