'What are the main differences between driving in the city and driving in the country?
This quick comparison highlights what to watch out for, no matter where you are.
- Help is usually close by.
- Other cars, houses, shops, and signs provide constant visual stimuli.
- Your stopping distance is 32 metres if you’re travelling at 60km per hour.
- Emergency services may take a long time to arrive, especially if you are some distance from a major centre
- Irregular visual stimuli mean you have no reference points to judge distance or speed.
- At 110 km per hour, your stopping distance jumps to 92 metres.'