Road plan­ners should con­sider eques­tri­ans — HRH speaks out

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Her Royal High­ness The Princess Royal has hit out at road plan­ners, say­ing that eques­tri­ans should be con­sid­ered as part of the road plan­ning process. Speak­ing at the Na­tional Equine Fo­rum in March, Her Royal High­ness said that, while the plan­ning process of­ten con­sid­ers pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists, the same thought is usu­ally not ex­tended to horses, rid­den or driven. The Princess Royal made the com­ment in re­la­tion to a talk given by the Bri­tish Horse So­ci­ety (BHS) at the same event. Alan His­cox, direc­tor of safety at the BHS, gave a talk on in­flu­enc­ing driver be­hav­iour when pass­ing horses and ponies on the road. “Road plan­ners in other parts of the world re­mem­ber cy­clists, pedes­tri­ans and eques­tri­ans,” said The Princess Royal. “Here [in the UK], there seems to be a lot of plan­ning in aid of just cy­clists. Of­ten they cre­ate en­tirely sep­a­rate roads for them, and very few cy­clists use it.”

The Princess Royal has strong views on road safety for rid­ers

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