While our descriptions of countermeasures are meant to help you understand possible solutions, nothing can truly take the place of empirical knowledge. Like any other aspect of preparation, reading about it and practicing it alongside trained instructors are two different things. A vehicle is an extension of yourself, and like a firearm or knife, it’s only as effective as the person wielding it. You won’t get this kind of training with DMV instructors.
Think of that rush of panic that goes through you when you’ve had to slam on the brakes suddenly or when you start to hydroplane after it’s been raining. Multiply that times a thousand in a situation where your only hope for survival is how well you can control that four-wheeled machine you’re sitting in. Consider signing up for a course at a highperformance driving school like Bondurant, so you can truly understand and experience the physics behind it.
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Hydraulic outriggers on these skid cars induce traction loss on demand, teaching students to correct for oversteer and understeer.
For those who enjoy high-speed competition, Bondurant offers an Advanced Formula Car Racing Program in these open-wheel cars. Left: We rode along as instructors tore around the course at a staggering pace.
In the classroom, instructors discussed the theory behind cornering. Being able to see and follow the ideal racing line is essential for maintaining speed through twists and turns.
Right: Racing legend Bob Bondurant made an appearance to personally greet each student.