60% of all road fatalities in Scotland take place on country roads. When you're driving on country roads, here's how you can prepare for unexpected hazards, stay hyperaware and stay safe.
Be careful and pay attention near farms.
Slow down and only overtake when it’s clear to do so.
Prepare for the unexpected! Deer may run onto the road unexpectedly.
Always be aware of and drive to the conditions.
Slow down and look for sheep and other animals, or hikers crossing or walking on the road.
Slow your scroll. Prepare for the unexpected.
Slow down if you see a motorbike and be aware that there may be more than one.
Reduce your speed – going too fast could force you into the middle of the road.
Prepare for the unexpected.
Slow down on country roads.