Driving on Country Roads

Driving on Country Roads
  • Improve your knowledge
  • 75-minute on-road module
  • One-to-one training
  • Boost your confidence and stay safe on the road
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Course overview

Why should you take it?

If you’re used to driving in town, you’ll know that country roads are different. You can never be sure what you’re going to find around the next corner.

Rural roads may be quieter but that can lull drivers into a false sense of security. Potential dangers like blind bends, concealed entrances, surface water on the road, tractors and herds of sheep always seem to appear when you’re least expecting them.

What’s more, speed limits may be higher than you’re used to, so if you are involved in a collision, the outcome may be more serious.

Our one-to-one expert coaching will give you the confidence to handle all these different challenges, helping to keep you and your family safe when you’re out of your comfort zone.

What can you expect?

The session can be conducted at the time and the place that suits you best. Before you set off, your friendly guide will explain what you’ll be covering during the 75-minute session. If there’s something specific you’d like help with, simply let our expert know and they’ll be delighted to include that in your training.

You’ll then head for the countryside for practical learning in your own car. As well as providing general advice on rural driving, our expert will observe you behind the wheel and let you know if any improvements could be made.

By the end of the session, you’ll have picked up new skills and knowledge to make you a more confident and capable driver when you’re out in the country. And, depending on the weather, you may need to wash the car!


Learn from an IAM RoadSmart expert

75 minutes coaching in your own car

Focus on issues experienced in rural areas

Learn to drive proactively, with less risk of incident

Boost your all-round driving confidence


Purchase your module and arrange a session to suit you

Our customer care team will assign you an instructor and contact you to arrange a suitable time and place for your session.

Meet your instructor and prepare for your drive

You will attend the session in your own vehicle. Every on-road session begins with essential eyesight and vehicle checks. And don't forget your driving licence! 

Take to the road for your module session

Your instructor will take you to an area appropriate for the module subject and observe your driving, identifying areas of focus and offering helpful hints.


Discussion of your areas for development, and tips on how you can improve your skills.