What is round the cor­ner?

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Coun­try roads ac­count for over a half of all fa­tal ac­ci­dents on Scot­land’s roads (52 per cent).

Last year alone 649 peo­ple were killed or se­ri­ously in­jured whilst driv­ing on coun­try roads1 and over two thirds of those were men.

Driv­ers aged between 22 and 49 ac­count for more than half of all the killed or se­ri­ously in­jured on coun­try roads. While the num­ber of fa­tal­i­ties on coun­try roads has de­clined by 16 per cent in the last year, every life lost on a coun­try road is one too many.

Loss of con­trol is the big­gest cause of deaths on coun­try roads.

No mat­ter how many times you’ve driven on a stretch of road be­fore, it’s no guar­an­tee that some­thing un­ex­pected won’t hap­pen this time. Don’t miss what’s round the cor­ner. Watch your speed on coun­try roads.

It’s im­por­tant to drive at an ap­pro­pri­ate speed for the con­di­tions in or­der to re­duce the risks when driv­ing on coun­try roads.

You can find out more by vis­it­ing web­site at don­triskit.info/coun­try­roads for more in­for­ma­tion.

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