No, no, you're supposed to get out and spread sand on yourself while driving.
You can rehearse the correct response to your car skidding a thousand times, but you can never know how you'll respond in the moment until it actually happens. Will you keep a clear head, take your foot off the gas, and turn in the direction of the skid? Or will you freak the f*ck out, unbuckle your seatbelt, and try to abandon ship?
Apparently, the person filming "had warned the driver and passenger not to try to drive down the hill due to the ice." When she ignored them, they decided to sit back and film the inevitable disaster, but I can't imagine they thought it would go like this.
Stay safe(r than this lady) out there this winter.
(by Shira Rachel Danan)