Outback Safer Driving Series Episode 15

Season 1 Episode 15 – Windrows

Season 1 Episode 15 – Windrows

Welcome to the final episode of the Outback Safer Driving series.

Quite often on outback dirt roads, gravel roads, we see what’s called a windrow, which is a raised dirt strip running down the road.  

Some windrows are caused by a grader, but quite often we see them caused by just the wheel tracks.

This is formed by the movement of the dirt from the tyres they’ve built up between the wheel tracks.

If you’ve got plenty of visibility ahead of you and the road conditions are poor, stay exactly where you are in the middle of the road. This gives you good clearance for wildlife coming from either side and avoids hazards near the edge of the road.

But if you are coming up to a corner or if you’re coming up to a crest you have to move over

to your side of the road. Slow down. Take it easy crossing the windrow and stay safe.

Thanks for taking the time to watch this series and you can also download on the Sturt’s Steps Touring Route app.

If you haven’t yet began your outback adventure, remember to plan your trip properly, and follow the safety advice of outback travel experts.  If you are already travelling through corner country, I hope you are having a fantastic time.

Stay safe. See you on the road.


The advice in these videos is for general information and entertainment purposes only. Road users are responsible for knowing and following the road rules. Consult a professional before travelling.

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