What causes a road to be slippery?
Road surface experts have advised that:
- Over time it is possible the chippings that provide friction on road surfaces can erode
- The bitumen in the road material rises to the surface creating a slippery surface when a horse’s metal shoe meets the road.
- There can be problems with newly laid surfaces being slippery if the surface is not dressed appropriately.
What to do if a road is slippery?
Contact the Highways Department of your local council and record this with the British Horse Society here