A skid happens when your wheels lose traction on a slippery surface. Skids can involve the front, rear, or all four wheels. Most skids result from driving too fast for road or traffic conditions. Sudden or hard braking, going too fast on a curve, or accelerating too quickly can cause your vehicle to skid and even roll over.
Once in a skid, steer in the direction of the skid. To do this, look where you want your vehicle to go and steer toward that spot. Be careful not to over steer. If you are on ice and skidding in a straight line, shift to neutral or step on the clutch pedal.