Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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Driver education will not change the habits that are enforced by government on the roads.
Ice driving can be a pleasure, beside driving on icy road. I was routinely making 2 seconds U-turn on 20 foot wide street.
Get it to about 10 mph, kick the steering wheel and hit either gas, or parking brake at the same time. Most of European cars have hand brake with lever in the center, so ir is easier.
Funny physics I still remember. On clean ice, rolling in N - pushing the brake gave feeling of acceleration. Took me a while to figure it out.
Old car rolling resistance was higher than friction between locked wheel and ice, so when you hit brake on rolling car, the deceleration dropped by noticeable level.
Sure not something you want to play with having other cars in front.
Last edited by Kajtek1; 11-06-2014 at 09:01 AM.