Skid Control - driving on snow / ice

Ireland's only skid pad is a purpose built training facility located away from public roads where we can simulate driving in all types of dangerous conditions such as snow, ice or wet roads. This is the most realistic and effective method of learning how to control a car in adverse conditions. There is no substitute for 'hands-on' experience in our safe and controlled off road environment when learning how to control a car in a skid on ice.

Our skid control cars will handle in the same way that a normal vehicle does allowing you to develop control skills that can be applied directly to your own vehicle! We do not use gadgets such as "frames" or "hydraulic platforms" as we feel this is unrealistic

Our skid pad is a clean environment using clear water and allows you to master skid control safely.

All your Skid Control Instructors all have a high degree of skill and experience in car control training. They include an ex Irish Rally Champion and a 3 time Irish Autocross Champion, so you'll be in very safe hands. 

 

Listen to some people who have already benefitted from our skid control course



Skid Control

Do you fear driving in adverse winter conditions? Learn how to avoid skidding and how to handle your vehicle in the event of a skid.  Read More »

 


Skid Control Combo

This course is a combination of our Skid Control Course plus a two hour Advanced Drive / Eco Drive on the public roads. Read More »

 


 

Skid Control Course - Testimonials: 

I feel so much better prepared if we have a really cold winter again this year. Everyone should do a course like this. I wish I knew about it last year. Can't recommend it enough

Tara O'Leary

The course was very good. I have quite extensive experience on driving in icy conditions but wasn't quite sure if I can still manage - being so many years in Ireland. The slippery part turned out to be the easy part. This is probably programmed somewhere in my spinal cord. But - to my surprise - I didn't know how to brake in perfect, dry conditions and make an emergency stop. I learned to drive well before the ABS-era and modern cars require quite a different braking technique than used to be when I got my licence 30 years ago. Extremely useful and I would probably like to do a little bit more practising.

Juha Junttila

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and it was well worth it. The staff are very courteous and professional and the course is well set up. Brilliant idea. Well done!

Bernie Downes

I really enjoyed the driving course and felt I learnt a few useful things to do in order to prevent an accident from happening. The guys giving the course were very professional and friendly. Everyone should have to do something like this

Carmel Moran

Thank you, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and left with the impression of having learnt something. Thumbs up from me, and thank you! Hopefully we will not need to put in practice what we learnt.

Elisabetta Ravarino

Great course and very enjoyable as well as being informative. I hope to take my 3 kids there when they are back home at Christmas just to get them used to icy roads and heavy braking.

John McEvoy

Really enjoyed the driving course and learned a lot too. The instructors knew their stuff and really put me at ease as I was very apprehensive. Carmel even thought she had a habit of 'coasting' and Padraic gave her some time at the end to see if there was a problem.

Jean Plunkett

 

 


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