Horse and Hound requested on Friday that members lobbied their MP’s ahead of yesterday’s ‘crucial’ road safety debate.
“Following the recent Highway Code review announcement, the BHS is urgently appealing to the general public to write to their MPs to ensure the safety needs of equestrians are not forgotten,” a spokesman for the charity said.
This serves to highlight the importance of practising impeccable care for vulnerable road users when driving. With day light hours reducing and winter weather around the corner, there isn’t a better time to bring this to the forefront of people’s attention.
They report, “according to BHS statistics since the launch of its accidents website in 2010, 237 horses and 40 riders have died as a result of their injuries following road incidents”, “with 85% of these incidents [being] because drivers pass too fast or too close.”
Make sure your employees don’t become part of these statistics with regular driver training.
Original Horse and Hound post can be found at https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/urgent-appeal-riders-lobby-mps-ahead-crucial-road-safety-debate-669685#BcF3Ja5DOLbVg4Wr.99