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Drive sensibly - stay safe !

If you are planning to drive a car in the Highlands of Scotland - we offer some thoughtful advice to increase you awareness of road safety issues

Driving in the Highlands can be quite different from what you may be accustomed to, so we thought it would be helpful if we pointed out a few very important basics. Afterall, the objective of you coming to visit us is to have a fun time. We want you to be SAFE!

Some parts of the A82, the road from Glasgow to Fort William, require great care and attention with good driving skills. It's a beautiful and scenic journey but it is also a narrow and winding road.  It's important not to be in too much of a hurry or try to overtake when you can't see the way ahead.  Every summer several people loose their lives in road traffic accidents which didn't need to happen.

USE YOUR MIRRORS !
It's also important that you use lay-bys to pull over if there is a build-up of traffic behind you. This will happen if you are driving slower than 50mph.

KEEP YOUR DISTANCE !
If you drive no closer than 20 metres behind the vehicle in front, you will be driving safely and providing enough time to allow  overtaking by vehicles behind you. Look in your mirrors all the time.

For further information on driving in the UK go to www.direct.gov.uk/travelandtransport/highwaycode