Loss of traction questions
On Thanksgiving I was driving my 4Runner at about 35 mph on a stretch of road--covered with packed snow, but flat and straight--when I slid across into the other lane. I was so unprepared for that! An alarm went off in the car. Any idea what I was supposed to do in response to the alarm? To me it was just an added stress. :-)
A friend (male, good driver) told me I should have slammed on the brakes (anti-lock) and steered into the skid. I know about the steering part, but I was always taught not to brake, but to take your foot off the gas and coast until you've regained control. What's the story?