How To Drive On Sealed Roads Without The Centreline

August 02, 2017 at 10:31 AM

Sealed roads that don’t have a centreline are usually more winding and narrower than those that have a centreline. This significantly increases the risk of a head-on crash, as the lack of a centreline makes it harder for drivers to judge the position of their vehicle on the road.

Here are some tips for driving on sealed roads without a centreline:

  • When driving on roads that don’t have a centreline, you might need to stop in half the distance of the visible road in front of you to avoid a collision. So, make sure to maintain a speed that will enable you to do this.
  • Be on the lookout for driveways and intersections as they’re often hard to spot on country roads.
  • Position your car as far to the left as you safely can when driving.
  • Keep an eye out for pedestrians and cyclists as these roads usually lack designated paths for them.
  • Look out for other road users including farm vehicles such as tractors, quad bikes and even animals. Look as far as you can and be ready to stop.
  • Slow down when approaching bridges as they are only one way and you might be required to give way.

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