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27 October 2015 - 12:15


Further to the rolling out of road worker safety campaign using photos of their children.  A farmer has teamed up with THINK! Country Roads campaign to turn potential hazards on country roads into helpful hazards.  Not sure if all farmers should get a spray can out and start using their livestock and equipment as mobile safety signs.  However, it does make you think as the campaign hopes.  

The best drivers read the road ahead and anticipate potential hazards.  This is especially true on country roads as these often have sharp bends and concealed entrances which can hide unexpected hazards.  This also can be a consideration when planning rural road works.  The majority of rural roads being 60mph leaving little time to react.  Any given speed limit is the absolute maximum and it doesn't mean it is safe to drive at this speed in all conditions.  Especially with wet leaves on the road and Winter just around the corner (pun intended).  After a recent encounter with a farmer redirecting traffic after some unfortunate driver had misjudged an S-bend and ended up in the hedge.  The message being "brake before the bend, not on it."  

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