Skid school, homework and finding ways to hold the camera
On Sunday I will head to Oakville for a private lesson at a skid school, or driver training facility that instructs people how to recover if their cars start to spin out on slippery surfaces.
I don't own a car but will borrow a Star car for the assignment. More than once I have ended up driving on highways in close to or whiteout conditions. One memorable drive from North Bay to Toronto resulted in my jaw staying clenched for about 24 hours after I arrived safely home.
Winter seems to be drawing to a close. But apparently cars can skid all year round, so I figure this will be a good skill to learn.
On Saturday I have to read a small handout called the The Seasoned Driver's Course (part of the SafeRoads Canada program) The booklet is a primer on what causes tires to slide (excessive braking) and what can be done to prevent it.
On Sunday morning we (myself and an instructor) get in a car.
I have been filming most of my skill building tests and plan to have a camera in the car.
But with two hands on the wheel I am hoping I can convince my instructor to keep the camera on and pointed in my direction.