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Drive Safer on Rural Roads

Know how to handle hazards associated with country driving this autumn.


Fall is the season when many head out to look at the foliage or visit the pumpkin patch. Reduce your risk of an accident with these tips for safely navigating rural roads.

Difficult Driving Conditions
Loose gravel, large potholes, soft shoulders and narrow roads and bridges are hazards you might encounter while traveling on a rural road. Know how to handle these conditions:

Obstacles on the Road
As you venture into the countryside, you’re likely to encounter wildlife and may have to share the road with farm equipment. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Poor Driving Choices
While driving on rural roads, Americans are more likely to engage in risky behaviors such as drunk driving, talking on a cell phone and eating. Keep an eye out for distracted drivers, and practice safe driving habits, no matter which type of road you travel on.

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