I was driving home to Great Falls from Missoula on Highway 200. In a hurry, I decided to pass another vehicle on the two-lane road. The problem was, there was black ice on the road and as I pulled into the other lane the back end of the truck started fishtailing to the left. I immediately let off the gas, gripped the wheel, prayed fervently and pointed the truck straight down the highway as I had been taught in your workshop. Thankfully the back end swung back, but then it started fishtailing in the other direction.
Again, I repeated what I had learned in the driving course, pointing the vehicle straight down the highway without any gas or brake, stared vehemently at a distant point in the middle of the road, and thankfully the back end swung back into line and the vehicle recovered. I about passed out it was so scary. But I avoided spinning out twice in about 2 seconds on an icy two-lane road. Looking back on it, there is no question the training offered in Lewistown saved me from what could have been a disaster.
-- Fred, State of Montana Safety Trainer