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Antilock-breaking (ABS) vs Stabilty Control (ESP) vs Traction Control Video

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Stoic Joker:
ABS attempts to stop a skid -- sometimes, in some conditions, releasing & reapplying the brakes *may* help, by essentially giving the tires a 2nd, 3rd etc. chance to grab.-mikiem (October 26, 2014, 11:46 AM)
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...Unless the "skid" (acceleration or deceleration) has gone past 45 degrees to the direction of travel...then you're stuck riding-it-out to avoid high-siding.

Skids can be intentional, sometimes directed, sometimes controlled, and skids to some extend can often be countered. Control is not always completely lost, though it requires the driver not panic, & it obviously helps of they've prepared themselves beforehand, e.g. by practicing to know their vehicle's characteristics & limits.
-mikiem (October 26, 2014, 11:46 AM)
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+1 - While I've never really grocked drifting (e.g. how much is too much/I'm getting old), I am notorious for flat-tracking a full dressed Harley around corners. Practice, practice, know beats the hell out of guess, hope, and die any day of the week. :D

Thought this was interesting and probably relevant here:
How To Stop On Snow With ABS Brakes


Antilock-breaking (ABS) vs Stabilty Control (ESP) vs Traction Control Video


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