Our local small roads are not only very quiet, but they are also in remarkably good shape.
The average width of a rural road is 3 metres, or less. My own small car (The Compact Royce) measures 1 Metre 60 cms wide. It doesn't take much calculation to see that two passing cars (a reasonably rare occurrence) would each need to head for the grassy verge in order to avoid contact. Something I always do.
However, there's one breed of car owner who never does. You've guessed it; 4 by 4 owners!
The very cars that have no problem driving across fields, are the very ones who always refuse to budge.
They're usually either big Japanese or German 'todger replacements', owned by 5 ft 2 inch local farmers. These are not used as farm work-horses, but as ordinary everyday cars; not replacements for the Land Rover Defender as seen on every UK farm, but as shopping cars for Madame.
For some reason it's always these that refuse to move onto the verge when required, and it drives me bloody nuts.
And, yes, I do shout at them.