Britain is full of beautiful countrysides but with this comes country roads which can sometimes be dangerous to drive on. So here are some of our top tips on how to drive safely on country roads! 


Often country roads have sharp bends and blind bends which can hide unexpected hazards. Stay in control and give yourself time to react. Brake before the bend, not on it.

 

Overgrown verges, bushes and trees on country roads can block your view and potentially obscure an oncoming hazard. Always drive at a speed which will allow you to stop in the distance you can see to be clear.
 
 
The speed limit is a limit not a target. The national speed limit on single carriage roads is 60mph, but there will be times you need to drive under that in order to drive correctly for the conditions. In fact most people do on these roads – the average free flow speed is 48mph.
 
 
If you get stuck behind a slow moving vehicle be patient. Dips in roads, bends and other junctions joining your road often hide oncoming vehicles, so unless it’s absolutely essential, don’t overtake.
 
If passing more vulnerable road users such as horse riders, cyclists and walkers, pass wide and slow.
 
Did you know that 60% of all fatalities occur on country roads.


(Source from: http://think.direct.gov.uk/country-roads.html)