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Rule 119

Skids. Skidding is usually caused by the driver braking, accelerating or steering too harshly or driving too fast for the road conditions. If skidding occurs, remove the cause by releasing the brake pedal fully or easing off the accelerator. Turn the steering wheel in the direction of the skid. For example, if the rear of the vehicle skids to the right, steer immediately to the right to recover.

Highway Code - Rule 119 Rear Of The Car Skids To The Right Driver Steers To The Right

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Sarah Shifflett 15 February 2014
This rule is opposite of what is taught. When skidding one should steer into the skid. If you skid right (tail end skidding to ride side of road) you should steer into the skid (to the left) in order to realign your tires and regain control. SOURCE: experience in BMW track and survival road training. Having this false information can be catastrophic, please change ASAP

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