Skid Control Experience
Skid Control Experience
Skid Control Experience
Skid Control Experience

Skid Control Experience

Potentially lifesaving and lots of fun. Many drivers first experience the unnerving sensation of a skid out driving on the road in their own car; this might result in an accident or the driver losing control.

Driving on a skid-pan is a safe and pleasurable way to understand and feel how a car can react when beyond its limits in wet road conditions, skidding on black ice or even aquaplaning. Learn simple and effective techniques to take back the control and equip yourself with skills to confidently drive in all types of road conditions.

Experience Overview

Buying Options

We have a selection of optional extras that you can add to your experience to make your visit a truly memorable day!

Skid Control Experience
Skid Control Experience
Skid Control Experience

Your Skid Control Experience

Everything at Knockhill is built with driving in mind and as an internationally accredited circuit safety is always our number one priority. We believe everyone should have some knowledge of how to control your vehicle in changing conditions. Whether you have just passed your test or been driving for many years you never know when you may be in a situation when your car will be involved in a skidding situation. Let us help you to confidently drive in wet and slippy road conditions including ice and aquaplaning.

  • Welcome and safety briefing
  • Demonstration drive by your instructor
  • Hands on training on the skid pan
  • Practical driving on the 'brake & avoid' lane
  • Visiting time approximately 2 hours
Skid Control Car

Skid Control Cars

We use various models of cars including front wheel and rear wheel drive cars to simulate true to everyday life road driving scenarios. All help to encourage and develop driving skills. Learn about ABS, brake avoidance and different skidding consequences in our fully adapted vehicles.

Front & Rear

Wheel Drive


Manual Transmission

The Track

Knockhill Racing Circuit is Scotland’s only approved MSA and FIA Internationally graded Circuit and is famous for hosting major televised motorsport events such as the British Touring Car and the British Superbike Championships.

Skid Pan

The skid pan was built in 1997 and since opening has helped our customers regain to their confidence after an accident or simply given them valuable knowledge on how to handle their car if something goes wrong. The skid pan is a safe and enclosed area coated with a special smooth tarmac surface; adding a recirculating water supply creates the 'Slippery' surface allowing a skid to be induced with ease. In 2007 we introduced the Brake and Avoidance Lane allowing further development of a vital part of skid correction training.

Knockhill Racing Circuit


  • "I arrived and was greeted by Bill a friendly and professional member of staff. The experience started with a safety brief, which was comprehensive and thought provoking. There was three of us in total, so when we went out to the vehicle, Bill gave a short demonstration with commentary which followed with the first driver taking control of the steering wheel. We all received about 20 minutes behind the wheel with support, guidance and instruction, the on the 2nd round of another 20 minutes, we drove with less instruction as we were more confident. The course is good, wet, muddy and there is a river which you not only cross, but also drive down. Some of the hills are challenging and steep, which add to the fun. I would definitely go back, I loved it."

    A. 106 May, 2016
  • "Instructor and course were excellent."

    R. Gibb September, 2017
  • "I just wanted to say thank you for a great Sunday outing. My work had got me a 4x4 experience voucher and with the long suffering husband roped in to join me, we headed up to Knockhill on Sunday. Instructors were lovely, very thorough with the briefing but still managing to keep it interesting and not at all intimidating. The 4x4 driving was excellent, very impressed with the course, knowledge (and patience) and the 4x4 we were using. Thanks Knockhill, from phoning to remind me to book the course date and having dates to offer me, through to the actual day and quality of the instructors it was a great experience."

    A. Wilkinson April, 2015
  • "I would like to the chance to give some feedback about my 4x4 experience on the 7/10/2016 I had a great time and found the instructor bill very helpful and patient. I will certainly recommend my experience to others."

    C. Rock October, 2016

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