In­crease in horse road ac­ci­dents

The Oban Times - - News -

TWENTY-SEVEN road in­ci­dents in Scot­land re­sult­ing in the death of a horse have been re­ported to the Bri­tish Horse So­ci­ety (BHS) in the past year.

The largest equine char­ity in the UK has launched its Dead Slow cam­paign to ed­u­cate driv­ers on how to safely pass a horse on the road.

The cam­paign urges driv­ers to slow down to a max­i­mum of 15mph when they meet a horse and rider on the road, and to leave at least a car width be­tween them, pass­ing wide and slow with­out en­gine revving or sound­ing their horn.

The BHS has part­nered the De­part­ment for Trans­port to pro­duce a THINK! video as part of the cam­paign.

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