Rural road car insurance tips

Monday, 13 August 2012

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Driving on rural, country roads can be quite dangerous for motorists with little experience, but an expert has issued a number of tips to stay safe and prevent any unexpected car insurance claims.

Simon Elstow, driver training specialist at the Institute of Advanced Motorists, has advised that motorists keep an eye out for other road users, including horse riders and walkers.

Mr Elstow recommended that, when passing, drivers should give them plenty of space and move slowly.

"Drive with the road and weather conditions in mind to ensure you stay safe while enjoying your time in the country," he noted.

As well as this, road users must also take note of wildlife warning signs. If a car hits a large animal such as a deer, it could put the driver's life at risk, while causing great damage to the vehicle.

It is also important to slow down when approaching entrances and gateways, as farm vehicles could be in the area, meaning that slippery mud may be around the opening when it is wet.

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