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Country Roads

Anticipation
Country Roads in the UK are the least safe statistically.

Do you know why this is?

The national speed limit applies for single carriageways here.

There have been calls to reduce this to 50 mph, why do you think this is the case?

What do you think we need to look out for here?

Why is “stopping in at least the distance you can see to be clear on your side of the road” so important here?

The practical driving test was changed in December 2017 to include more country roads, why do you think this was?

I was at a few driving instructor conferences where the people who were designing the new driving test were saying that they were sick of candidates doing manoeuvres in housing estates and wanted to do more country roads where anticipation and planning come into play.

There has to be a balance between the government telling you what the maximum speed you can drive at and the individual deciding what a safe speed is, do we want to live in a nanny state?

The UK has the safest roads in the world.

If you see someone driving badly then it is giving them room to make the mistake you think they are going to make. You are the advanced driver and your advanced driving is going to make the situation safe.

It is in the dangerous situation you need to keep calm and let your advanced driving come out.

Artwork © 2019 Yeliz Alciner
Artwork © 2019 Yeliz Alciner