What is round the corner?
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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