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Brake before the bend

Country roads often have sharp bends with overgrown verges, bushes and trees which can block your view and obscure an oncoming hazard. In this situation, a good driver will ‘read’ the road ahead and anticipate hazards such as upcoming bends, blind summits and concealed entrances. To stay in control of your car, always give yourself time to react. You don’t know what’s around the corner so always brake before a bend, not on it. Drive at a speed which allows you to stop in the distance you can see to be clear and double this on a single-track country road.