Originally Posted by OldCoot
I would say whomever taught those people to drive were seriously negligent in teaching. I was taught how to control the rear end sliding both left and right as part of learning to drive before I was allowed to even think about getting my drivers license.
That was when driving was part of the school curriculum, at least in my era, and everybody took it. Nowadays it is pretty $$$ to take any drivers training and the least expensive driver training schools are a joke.
Most people don't even know to keep their hands off the top of the wheel so that if they have a frontal crash, they don't end up breaking their arm on their face when the airbag goes off. The good schools teach the 4 oclock, 8 oclock hand position, which is better for leverage anyway. Look around you when you drive and see all the people with their hand draped on the top of the wheel.