“If the drive is rear-wheel drive, you need to release the gas a little and turn the steering wheel in the direction of the skid, that is, in the direction where the rear of the car is moving.

In the case of front-wheel drive, on the contrary, the addition of gas helps, pulling the car.

The main thing is not to confuse a skid with a front axle drift in a turn, then, on the contrary, adding gas can do harm, ”said Denis Pilipishin, chief market analyst at Avtonet NTI.

At the same time, as the specialist explained, it is more difficult with all-wheel drive, because on a slippery road it creates the illusion of safety, as the car confidently accelerates on snow and even on ice.

As for electronic systems, according to Pilipishin, they can do harm in difficult situations on the road.

“They are designed for some average operating conditions and can help a very average driver.

But at a critical moment they are able to block the ability to control the machine.

The general conclusion on electronic systems is this: you should not rely on them, ”the expert said.

He also added that the most important thing is skill, a skill when you automatically and instantly react to the development of a skid, stopping it at the very beginning with a quick, short and precise movement.

“If you don’t have much experience, you definitely need to practice somewhere in closed areas, maybe even with an instructor - intentionally cause a skid and try to get out of it,” the RT interlocutor explained.

In turn, Anatoly Fironov, an expert at the Avtonet NTI Research Center of the Moscow Polytechnic University, Ph.D.

“Watch what is happening in front of you in order to recognize any maneuvers in advance and thus avoid sudden braking.

Do not be distructed.

In addition, the speed and safe distance must be appropriate for the road conditions.

On a slippery road, you can’t make sudden movements with the steering wheel, you need to smoothly control the gas pedal, ”explained the candidate of technical sciences.

On an icy road, the stopping distance is four times longer, Fironov added.

“With optimal road conditions and the right technical equipment, the braking distance is usually about 15 m at a speed of 50 km/h,” he said.

The specialist explained that the total stopping distance consists of a braking distance and a reaction path.

“At a speed of 50 km/h, the average stopping distance is about 30 m. Of these, 15 m is the braking distance and 15 m is the reaction distance.

This doubles in wet conditions and up to four times in winter driving conditions.

As a result, as the interlocutor of RT added, the braking distance is about 65 m on a snowy road at a speed of 50 km / h.

“Rule of thumb: Halve your speed on snowy roads and increase your safety distance.

If a collision cannot be avoided, it is important to remember that the determining factor in the severity of the consequences of an accident will be the residual speed of the car at the time of the collision.

Conclusion: by the time of the collision, the speed must be reduced to the minimum possible, ”he concluded. 

Earlier, auto expert Kadakov spoke about preparing the car for a trip on the November holidays.