Chief Inspector Andy Charlton, Head of Traffic, Nottinghamshire Police, has told ITV News that drivers are not adjusting their driving to new types of rural roads.
A survey by the road safety charity Brake revealed male drivers are more likely to overtake blind and speed on rural roads.
In 2011, almost 1,200 people lost their lives on rural roads.
More top news
Hundreds of steelworkers will march on Wednesday to highlight the crisis in their industry.
Leicester City star Jamie Vardy will marry his fiancee Rebekah Nicholson in a lavish ceremony on Wednesday.
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is set to marry his partner Becky Nicholson today after moving the date due to a clash with Euro 2016.