Hyperaware

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.

Preparing for the unexpected on Scotland's country roads

Farm vehicles

Be careful and pay attention near farms.

Cyclists

Motorhomes

Slow down and only overtake when it’s clear to do so.

Deer

Prepare for the unexpected! Deer may run onto the road unexpectedly.

Bad weather

Water and mud

Always be aware of and drive to the conditions.

Sheep

Hikers

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 your scroll. Prepare for the unexpected.

Motorbikes

Slow down if you see a motorbike and be aware that there may be more than one.

Blind corners

Reduce your speed – going too fast could force you into the middle of the road.

Prepare for the unexpected. Slow down on country roads.

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