Driving in Rural Areas

While it is more serene to drive through rural areas, you are still faced with hazards contained on or within the road. One major aspect of rural hazards is your speed. Correct speed is crucial when driving through rural areas, unexpected curves, hills and people entering the roads at different speed can cause sudden crashes if incorrect speed is met.

When the roads are dark in rural areas, they will either have poor to no lighting. It is important to keep aware of your surroundings. Look for taillights, further halos of light in front you, and road signs and/or reflectors that are visible along the road.

Before entering a rural area, be sure your car is in good condition and have a full tank of gas. Gas stations are limited in rural areas, extra gas and emergency supplies is necessary for your trip.