RURAL DRIVING IN AUSTRALIA
Much of the driving in Australia is on rural roads through very remote areas. Drivers should use caution and awareness as conditions on these types of roads can be more dangerous than the freeways. These two-lane (one in each direction) roads don’t feature any type of barrier or division from oncoming traffic, making driving conditions dangerous especially at night. There are vast distances between destinations in the outback region without anyplace to stop for gas or other supplies. If you do break down on these roads, do not walk away from your vehicle to look or help. Also, watch out for wildlife in these areas especially at night as many animals here are nocturnal.