Car Talk with PJ

Winter Driving Tip and Safety

Winter Driving

The roads are slick out there today in the east and there is more snow on the way making winter driving an everyday ordeal. A trick I learned from racing cars is to control the steering wheel with one hand when things get slippery. Keep your arms relaxed. I alternate hands, but that is something you need to decide. Doing this increases your traction sense and keeps both arms from fighting each other if the front wheels start to slide. With winter driving, it crucial if you are sliding that you look where you want to go and don’t fixate on the thing you may hit. If you perceive you are in over your head, there is nothing you can do about it anyway, so you might as well look where you want the car to go. Survival reactions in a car are actually detrimental to our health and well being. Target fixation (looking at the thing you may hit) is one of the hardest survival reactions to overcome.