This may have something to do with when you learned. Many on this thread learned way before antilock brakes were invented. My first driving experience was a 57 Chevy, three on the tree, no power steering. I've also learned how to stop a RWD vehicle faster on ice by putting it into reverse and flooring it (probably doesn't work with "new" vehicles).Shift into neutral? I was taught that when skidding and the systems kick in to let them do it's job, and to not shift into neutral or pull a parking brake since it would actually turn off those systems. This was also back in about 2006 so it could have just been the car maker then.