Tips for driving on rural roads
02 August 2012
One of the many benefits of a UK caravan holiday is the chance to escape the city and head for the hills of the countryside.
However, it is important to remember that driving becomes a completely different experience in the rural areas; whether you're towing or not, there are lot more factors to consider when the roads are winding and unpredictable.
For one thing, you're a lot more likely to come across wildlife when you're driving in the countryside. Look out for wildlife warning signs and remain vigilant; if a deer jumps in front of your car, chances are that more could be on their way.
Remember to take care when your view of the road is blocked, as can often happen due to the amount of overgrown bushes, hedges and trees that are typical of rural areas. Keep your stopping distance in mind and adjust your speed accordingly: for single track roads, this distance should be doubled.
Finally, be gentle when overtaking vulnerable road users like walkers and cyclists. Give them plenty of space, even if it means waiting for a safe moment to overtake.