Secondary roads in remote and/or rural areas may present hazards that drivers accustomed to travel on urban and suburban roadways may not be aware of. Extra caution is required when driving on “country roads” because they are often not designed for efficient high-speed travel like urban roadways. Whether you are driving on a rural road out of necessity or to experience scenic vistas, you should take special precautions.
CHARACTERISTICS OF RURAL, COUNTRY, OR FOREST ROADS
DRIVING RURAL ROADS
You can easily become lost and possibly end up on difficult or dangerous roads when traveling in rural areas.
BLIND CURVES & DIPS
Rural roads can have sharp curves and can follow the topography of the landscape, resulting in hills and valleys.
Always prepare for any road trips. Carry food and water and have some basic tools, and you should be able to enjoy every road trip taken.