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Drivers warned over summer dangers

Company car drivers using rural roads have been warned to be extra cautious as the summer months are statistically the worst for collisions on country lanes.

Two-thirds of the UK’s 3,000 annual fatalities occur on rural roads and studies from Autoglass show that only 29% of drivers believe they are at risk on this type of road.

Autoglass has issued the warning as this summer’s wet weather adds to the dangers on the road.

Nigel Doggett, managing director at Autoglass, said: “Less traffic on rural roads compared with urban roads and motorways often leads people to think that they are safer to drive on.

“Our advice to fleet drivers is, that even if you think you know the road ahead, you should watch your speed, beware of hazards, take extra care on bends and do not overtake unless you have a completely clear view of the road ahead.”

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