Wherever you learn to drive, there’s no syllabus for driving in the countryside. Here you can drive for miles without seeing a road sign and there are fewer streetlights so you’ll be driving in the dark. Lanes will twist and turn from two-lane sense to a single lane in seconds and every area is different. Some of the likely hazards you’ll encounter include single track lanes where you may have to reverse considerable distances if someone comes the other way.
Blind bends overgrown with greenery, narrow bridges where give-way is based on what appears to be telepathy and faded road markings are all common. Best advice, always leave extra time to get somewhere in the country. Even today with satnav, signal can disappear and you can still get lost, so take a map and keep your eyes open for surprises.