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.
- 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.