There is always a certain amount of ‘road kill’ on busy main rural ‘A’ roads. The kind of road where you have two lanes, a range of directional bends including switchback ones, Alpine driving conditions for long stretches. It demands you to concentrate and keep moving with the flow of traffic.
On such a sloping road this evening, where there were clear and dry conditions, two chunky vehicles in front of us slowed, the one being forced quickly to do so by the one in front of it. There was traffic behind us.
A Finnish motor home moved onto the grass verge on its left hand side without a signal, the transit van in front of us signalled it was overtaking and we did likewise. To our amazement, as we came alongside the motor home, it started to move off the verge and out towards the side of our car. It flashed us and probably any traffic behind us. Why, you ask? Because, there was a young wide-eyed bunny sitting in the road.
No, we did not add to the road kill. We were though, deeply concerned that on such a busy and difficult driving road, the motor home driver could have caused a serious traffic incident involving a number of people, who up to this point, had been treating the road with respect and care.