Compared to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, England has the most developed and well-maintained motorway network. From the London ring road, several toll-free motorways (M) fan out to all corners of the country. In Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland there are few motorways. Note: Please note that motorways (A-roads) are often used for tractors and cyclists. The RAC breakdown cover offers roadside assistance to motorists in all these regions.
The country also has a dense network of dual carriageways and dual carriageways of more than regional importance. The road network is thinnest in the Highlands of Scotland, the Islands and in the mountainous country of Wales. In the countryside there are many narrow back roads where the view is obstructed by stone walls or high hedges. On these roads there are often passing places every few kilometres.