Driving On North Coast 500 Roads
While driving on the North Coast 500 always take extra care while driving on single track and narrow roads and always reduce your speed at approaches to bends, which can be sharper than they appear, also at junctions and turnings, which may be partially hidden.
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Always be prepared for the unexpected
- Be prepared for pedestrians, horse riders, cyclists, slow-moving farm vehicles or mud on the road surface.
- You should also reduce your speed when you enter villages.
- These are only wide enough for one vehicle.
- They may have special passing places.
- If you see a vehicle coming towards you, or the driver behind wants to overtake, pull into a passing place on your left, or wait opposite a passing place on your right.
- Give way to vehicles coming uphill whenever you can.
- If necessary, reverse until you reach a passing place to let the other vehicle pass.
- Slow down when passing pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.
- Do not park in passing places.
Be careful of and considerate towards all types of road users, especially those requiring extra care
- you MUST NOT throw anything out of a vehicle; for example, food or food packaging, cigarette ends, cans, paper or carrier bags. This can endanger other road users, particularly motorcyclists and cyclists.
- try to be understanding if other road users cause problems; they may be inexperienced or not know the area well.
- be patient; remember that anyone can make a mistake.
- do not allow yourself to become agitated or involved if someone is behaving badly on the road. This will only make the situation worse. Pull over, calm down and, when you feel relaxed, continue your journey.
- slow down and hold back if a road user pulls out into your path at a junction. Allow them to get clear. Do not over-react by driving too close behind to intimidate them.