Did you know an accident on a country road is more likely to occur than an accident on a motorway? The facts state that the number of injuries and fatalities on country roads are disproportionately high when compared to those on motorways.
Some people find this hard to believe. After all, when you drive on a country road you will encounter far less traffic than you would on a motorway, where hundreds of cars could be travelling on the same stretch of road at once. However the dangers are different in the countryside and it is thought that many people significantly underestimate the dangers there.
Many drivers think that because the national speed limit is in force in many parts on these roads, it means they can drive to that limit. However in many cases it is too dangerous to do this. An accident on a country road can all too easily occur when someone completely misjudges a bend or fails to take into account any element of the road ahead of them. A split-second failure to account for any one or more elements in the driving conditions can easily result in serious injuries or fatalities.
Why are country roads more dangerous than motorways?
Country roads naturally twist and turn – some of the bends can be very sharp indeed. Aside from this there are slow-moving vehicles from farms that are commonly on the roads and may take up more room there too. Many people are lulled into a false sense of security by the apparent lack of traffic and speed up as a result. Yet a sharp bend should require any driver to slow right down – something some drivers are not able to do in time. This is why some accidents involve just a single car or bike.
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