The dark days are most definitely here. Gone are the days when you could drive home with the windows open enjoying the sun, now you’re leaving work or college with the lights on and the heating on full blast! What does driving in the dark mean, when your route home is along those country roads?
The mud, leaves, and standing water
It’s also worth noting on a single lane road; you may find yourself having to reverse back the way you came, or into passing points when presented with a larger vehicle.
It’s also important to remember that controlled horses could be around any corner, and they can’t swerve out the way as vehicles can. Take your time when driving along country roads; it is better to be late than to not turn up at all!
Other road users
Also, watch out for cyclists as they often stick out into the road to avoid dips and potholes, and walkers usually walk two abreast or more when in groups. They should all be wearing clothes to make them visible in the dark, but many don’t – so be extra vigilant!
What does the future hold?
Cars, notably Audi, BMW, Mercedes and also Rolls-Royce (if you’re planning on getting one of those), are now being fitted with the option of Night Vision. Using the digital dash or infotainment screen, you will be able to see a front-facing camera to spot any potential hazards!
On average, three people die each day on country roads*! That’s nearly ten times higher than on motorways! If we all slowed down when we need to and anticipated the road ahead – then country lanes would be a much safer place to drive.
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