Sadly, most Americans have no idea that rural roads are, by a very big margin, the most dangerous roads in the country!
Leaving aside the old argument that roads are never dangerous, only the people who drive on them are dangerous (which is misleadingly inaccurate), the fact is that the number of people killed in the USA each year on rural roads is about the same as the total number of people killed on all other types of road in the country, added together! And if that hasn’t got your attention, nothing will!
Another way of wording this is that approximately 25 percent of all driving done in America is done on rural roads, but this 25% of all travel accounts for about 50 percent of all U.S. road deaths each year — a massive, two-to-one disparity.
So how can we cut the risks to you and your loved ones, or — if applicable — your employees at work?
A significant part of the solution lies in understanding the full scope of the risks involved but the biggest remedy is to have expert, appropriate training to help you maintain safety on roads that are often delightful to drive yet are relatively deadly.
Think about it…. Every one of the most desirable road trips in the USA is on rural roads — by definition, cities are rarely very desirable places to drive!
On the other hand, you would be surprised by how many people who drive as part of their work have to do at least some of the driving on rural roads. Either way, however, doing some accurate, appropriate training on rural roads is immensely important to all drivers because it allows the teaching of crucial principles that simply cannot easily be taught on urban roads, let alone busy ones. (We will happily explain why this is the case if you need to know.)
Virginia is, of course, one of the many states where driving can be an absolute joy, and we had the good fortune to run a course there for a business client recently.
Two critical things are for certain, namely that nobody can teach or learn anywhere near enough about safe driving when training is done on a closed circuit or empty parking lot, and good safety training involves hugely more than just a handful of basic techniques.
Get more details about ADoNA defensive and advanced safe driving courses, and contact us from that page to discuss possibilities.
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