STOP THE VEHICLE
ONCE the situation begins deteriorating you’ll need to stop. Before jamming on the brakes, look around for a spot to secure your 4x4. If you’re in a convoy, think what stopping means for vehicles behind. When you’ve decided where you want to come to rest, gently take your foot off the accelerator and apply the brakes until the engine stalls, keeping your foot off the clutch. You can rely on the engine’s compression braking to provide another fail-safe to stop you rolling backwards.