Ask The Expert – tips for driving on country roads #7


Beware vulnerable road users

Horse riders and cyclists are common on country roads They’re more vulnerable than road users in vehicles, so take special care when passing them. Slow down for horses and don’t do anything to startle them, such as honking the horn or revving the engine loudly.
Approach overtaking cyclists with the same care you would a car, allowing them the distance you would a motorised vehicle. Experienced cyclists will often ‘take the road’ if there is not enough room for a car to overtake them safely and, not only are they entitled to ride in the middle of the lane, the Highway Code encourages them to. So don’t get angry with them, slow down and wait until you have the space to pass safely.

Be wary of walkers and always assume there is something around the corner.


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