Out of town & rural roads

Rural hazards - bends & lanes

  • Reading the road surface
  • Passing places
  • Soft verges/kerbs
  • Differences between towns and rural roads
  • Dealing with bends
  • Speed and position of other vehicles
  • Dead ground
  • Gradient and their effects
  • Loads and weight distribution
  • Effects on vehicle performances
  • The horn and its effective use

Overtaking & progress

  • MPSLMSM - overtaking correctly
  • Passing slow moving traffic
  • Where, when and why to make safe progress
  • Increased potential for overtaking manoeuvres
  • Safe distance following

Observations - Middle & far distances

  • Pedestrains with and without footpaths
  • Animals
  • Horses and riders - when and how to pass, riders' hand signals, slow moving horse box, approach speed
  • Slow moving vehicles
  • Tractors
  • Mud on road
  • Concealed entrances
  • Hazard perception