Many rural roads
have dirt shoulders, or no shoulders at all, which leaves
no room for error. Narrow roads limit your ability to
evade oncoming hazards. Rural drivers’ who become
over confident of familiar roadway tend to speed, and
use careless driving techniques. Increased speed causes
drivers use the entire roadway when making curves, rather
than keeping to their own side of the lane.
At the same time,
travelers and sight-seers enjoy driving country roads.
These drivers are usually unaware of the many curves,
speeding pick-up trucks, and obstacles on a rural road.
With no shoulders to prevent collision, all drivers must
follow the speed limits and stay in their own lane to
avoid a serious head on collision.