Men's Health shows you how to better control your car immediately. Our author has endured for 2.5 kilometers in rally car Skoda Fabia R5. In the passenger seat

1. You have to feel it - the power
This has not said a rally driver, but the Jedi wisdom from Star Wars is also true for the car. Your set of wheels is powerful, but also dangerous. They have to feel that cold sheet pile to dominate him. You practice!

Start with low speed and slalom, just as one learns the safety training. Next: Speed ​​up and then: screeching halt! Try to draw at the end of the braking process, provided the road is wide enough.

You have no 500 meter driveway around the corner? Find yourself a untravelled and sufficiently wide side street. We trust your common sense that you do not try it on a bridge. Both exercises will give you a feel for how you and your car to react in extreme situations.

2. When in need, "step on it!"
Brake vigorously! Many drivers do not rise enough strong on the brakes when the car must be stopped immediately. Join with all his strength, which will bear her leg on the brakes! This applies to emergency situations. In the city you should not tend to just before the traffic lights, roll and go suddenly sharp in the iron. Why? Chances are high that your backer has not kept enough distance to you. Too little distance is too short response time and that means fender bender.

3. "Release the situation!"
The next tip is confidence in yourself and your car ahead. He builds on point. 1 You now know how your car feels like. Take pro-active. In short: Do not be a victim. Your car begins to swim, do not let it slide off the road. Do not be afraid. You have to try to solve the situation actively, rather than just sit and be passenger of your destiny.

4. "Adjust speed"
It has become common to say: Drive only as fast as you feel comfortable. But go necessarily just as soon as permitted by the external circumstances. Innocent drizzle can quickly become dangerous if this come other weather conditions (frost, dirty road). In addition:

5. "They anticipate more"
We are not alone, already sang Frank Zappa. Building site? Motorway? Yellow light at the traffic lights? Do not think only of themselves and your own driving behavior. Watch out for the other cars, there sits namely a similar verplanter man in there like you. Always drive with foresight. Is a school nearby, including children in the vicinity.

6. "Fasten your seat belts!"
Buckle up and always! Go 300 meters to the bakery? Buckle up. They want umparken the car? Buckle up. Why? Because you think the umparken of bread rolls and not the fact that another motorist who shoots around the corner, just distracted on the radio or mobile phone fumbles. Zack, he sits you back on it or take it to his nose. Do not you believe? Everything was already there, and again and again.

Inspired by Tips Skoda Fabia R5 rally driver Esapekka Lappi (Finland) and Emil Axelsson (Sweden)

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