It’s important to be educated about the dangers of driving on country roads if you’re a motorist navigating your way through rural environments. It’s said that almost 6 out of 10 of all fatalities occur on country roads, which are known for their blind and sharp bends. Read on to learn more about the dangers of driving on country roads.
How much do you know about the dangers of driving on country roads?
Official statistics say three people die every day on country roads on average. In fact, 10 times more people die on rural roads than on motorways. Motorists are instructed to stay within the speed limit for the type of road and vehicle they are using. The speed limit is not always safe, so you may need to drop much lower to keep yourself and others safe in certain circumstances.
Read the road ahead efficiently and always to try to anticipate hazards when driving on country roads. Brake before you reach bends, not when you’re already at them, and give yourself more time to stop when roads are wet. Be patient if you do find yourself stuck behind or near a slow vehicle, cyclist, walker or horse rider. You should never be complacent when driving through rural environments or anywhere else.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we can assist you if you have been hurt whilst out on country roads and the accident was someone else’s fault. We have a great deal of experience when it comes to helping people get compensation after road accidents, and we will work with you to collect as much valuable evidence as we need. You can contact us at any point if you do have an enquiry, and there is no obligation to go ahead even if we think you do have a case.
Are you ready to make a claim?
We have been one of the leading names in the personal injury claims field since 2000 and we have some of the most experienced solicitors in the UK. You can find out if you’re likely to have a case and get a rough estimate of what compensation you could get by taking our 30-second test online. You can also call us to speak to an advisor directly – just call 0800 689 0500 if you’re on your landline or 0333 500 0993 if using a mobile.
Date Published: May 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice