Rural driving tips

Staying Safe when
Driving in rural

The following rural driving tips will help you prepare for and drive to the conditions when driving in a remote part of the country.

Always remember

  • When travelling in the country, watch out for changing conditions and decrease your speed to compensate for these conditions.
  • It may also take some time for an ambulance or rescue team to get to you.
    Many rural areas have NO or poor cell phone reception.
  • The road engineering differs in rural places where there can be narrow and unsealed roads.
  • There are narrow bridges, ditches and or trenches and trees all over our rural road network, which increase the risk of injury or death in crashes.
  • Driving around stock? Wait for the instructions from the farm staff to drive on.