Brows of Hills and Dead Ground
Brow of a hill – Position well to the left and ease off the gas when you come over the
top of the brow. Your view is restricted, and your speed will increase when you come
onto the flat or down hill section.
Dead ground – Dead ground is caused by the road rising and falling over hilly ground.
Dead ground is the stretch of road not in view at the bottom of a dip in the road before
it rises on the other side. Plan well ahead to spot any vehicles disappearing from view
into dead ground. If you see this and you have not seen the car reappear further ahead
then be more cautious on approach. Any dip in the road can cause this situation and
could be hiding any number of potential hazards. (Remember: WHAT IF!)