Ever wondered what happens when your car goes into a skid?
Young novice and inexperienced drivers from the Meirionnydd area have been attending a free course offered by The Gwynedd Mon Road Safety Partnership in conjunction with Car Control instructor and owner Malcolm Hamilton at the Llanbedr Airfield Estates.
They have been provided with skills to help keep them safe when driving on the roads especially in preparation for the unpredictable weather such as winter snow and ice.
The Car Control as it is known is the only device that allows drivers to experience how braking, traction control and stability systems work in adverse conditions every day of the year and it is a great way to prepare for the worst on the road and have some fun at the same time..
The young drivers have attempted to be in control of the vehicle whilst experiencing a variety of scenarios where there is loss of grip on the road and this is the best way to learn how to control a skid as it is all done in a safe controlled environment.
Instructor Malcolm Hamilton can impart the following exercises as required:
• SAFETY BRIEF
• EMERGENCY STOP PROCEDURE
• LOSS OF CONTROL CAUSES
• UNDER STEER, FRONT WHEEL SKID, LOSS OF CONTROL
• OVER STEER, REAR WHEEL SKID, LOSS OF CONTROL
• ACCELERATION, BRAKING, STEERING, DECLUTCH
• NON ABS BRAKING
• ABS BRAKING
• TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEMS
• DRIVING IN ADVERSE CONDITIONS
Pictured are Gari Wyn Rucigaliano, Jonathon a Jack Newbould who successfully completed training recently.