Motorists set to test their rural driving skills

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Motorists across Fife can test out their driving skills on rural routes through the Country Road Challenge, which began a Scottish tour on Friday as part of a new campaign aimed at tackling country road accidents and fatalities.

Country roads account for the largest amount of fatalities – three out of four, or 190 deaths per year – on Scotland’s roads.

The Challenge offers members of the public the chance to test their ‘risk factor’ through a giant interactive game.

It is part of a new campaign from the Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland (part of Transport Scotland).

Its purpose is to make drivers aware of how often minor distractions and driving at a speed which doesn’t give them time to read the road can cause serious accidents on country roads.

Drivers’ reactions will be put to the test by the Challenge, as their ability to process information is examined at varying speeds.

This will determine their speed of reaction.

The Challenge will be visiting around a dozen cities, towns and rural areas.

Find out more at dontriskit.info or on the Road Safety Scotland Facebook page.

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