National Geographic : 2001 Apr
Could you regain control? DRIVING Count on Shell" Few things are more frightening than hitting the brakes on a wet road and feeling your car start to skid. While many newer cars have anti-lock brakes (ABS) designed to prevent such skids, most cars on the road today don't. If you don't have anti-lock brakes and you begin to skid, don't slam on the brakes - simply release the brake pedal then gently re-apply pressure and steer in the direction you want the car to go. And remember, even with anti-lock brakes, required stopping distance increases dramatically on wet pavement, so slow down. Learn more driving tips in the "Foul Weather Driving" book, free from Shell. Pick one up at your nearest Shell station, visit www.countonshell.com or call 1-800 -376-0200.