Skid Car Training For Safer Driving
You may see police officers in Opp skidding in a parking lot, but don't worry, they are in class.
Each driver takes a three hour classroom course followed by at least 30 to 45 minutes of driving practice as an instructor forces the car to lose control in an enclosed parking lot. He says he hopes the class will make them safer drivers in poor conditions, "I think the most important thing is cars can get away from you. It may be as a result of wet or icy road conditions or it may be a result of poor road ways or speed. You may have to react to what a driver's doing in front of you, so this gives them an opportunity to determine how to control the car if it goes into a skid."