Module 3 - Driving on Rural Roads


Driving on Rural Roads.

This module looks at the main differences between town and country driving, where anticipation and hazard perception are of paramount importance. This unit will help to develop anticipatory skills and hazard perception skills further in the following areas:


driving on rural roads

  • observation of the road ahead
  • making safe progress
  • bends, hills, uneven roads and dead ground
  • keeping a safe distance from the vehicle ahead
  • overtaking safely

  • Country roads are similar to roads in many small towns, but there are subtle differences that have an impact on your driving, and particularly on your anticipation skills. This unit will focus, foremostly, on having an awareness of, and showing due consideration for:


    driving at night on rural roads

  • pedestrians, horse riders and animals in the road
  • farm entrances
  • slow moving vehicles

  • There are other skills that are particularly relevant, and important, when driving on country roads, and these are also a strong focus in this pass plus unit. These are:


    driving on rural roads

  • the correct use of a horn
  • coping with mud and debris on the road
  • how to use passing places

  • Hopefully, this page has made this element of the Pass Plus course a bit clearer. But enquiries are always welcome, so feel free to contact us .



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