Following the announcement by The Department for Transport (DfT) in 2018 that the Highway Code was set to be reviewed to empower cyclists and pedestrians, The British Horse Society (BHS) is pleased to announce that over the past six months it has been actively involved within the Highway Code Review Stakeholder Focus Group representing the safety concerns and needs of equestrians.
The BHS, along with Cycling UK, Living Streets and The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency were invited to assist in reviewing the Highway Code to better protect vulnerable road users such as horse riders, pedestrians and cyclists.
Alan Hiscox, Director of Safety at The BHS said:
“The British Horse Society works tirelessly to protect and promote the interests of all equestrians, and safety on roads is of huge concern to many riders and carriage drivers. Each year the number of road incidents reported to The BHS continues to grow and it is clear better education is needed on how to safely pass horses. Having the opportunity to represent equestrians' concerns as part of the review of the current Highway Code literature is an incredibly positive step forward in helping to improve conditions for equestrians.”
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