Narrow streets plot element

In the novel, one of the chase scenes takes place on the country roads.  This is the descriptive paragraph:
  They continued at a reckless speed down the narrow road where more private driveways branched out like river tributaries, some of them perilously concealed.  […] The winding road began a steep descent and was in some places so narrow, the car seemed to scrape the rough stone walls.

In the area where I lived, as well a throughout all of France, some of the streets are so narrow that oncoming traffic has to stop to let the other cars pass through.  I used this to create the tension of the car chase and am attaching some photos that will give you an idea to what I was referring.