A campaign launched earlier this year, featuring former Formula One driver David Coulthard, warns about the dangers of driving on country roads across Scotland.
‘Country Roads’ comes under the umbrella of the ‘Don’t Risk It’ campaigns being run by the Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland, which also includes drink driving, motorbikes and seatbelts.
Around 70% of road deaths in Scotland happen on country roads, and driving too fast for the conditions is the most common cause. Last year alone, more than 1,000 people were killed or seriously injured while driving in the countryside.
In the new advert, David Coulthard demonstrates how even the best drivers in the world adjust their speed on country roads.
The Country Roads website also features The Coulthard Challenge, which allows users to test their driving skills against the former F1 driver, while avoiding hazards.
David Coulthard also gives tips on driving safely on country roads which include belt up, watch your speed, be cautious of hidden dips, hairpin bends, and blind corners, expect the unexpected and avoid distractions.