Equestrian road safety is the subject of the latest RSGB Talk podcast, with Alan Hiscox, director of safety at the British Horse Society, discussing the challenges faced by horse riders on UK roads.
During the podcast, which is now available to listen to and download, Alan outlines how the British Horse Society (BHS) is working proactively with road safety stakeholders to improve the safety of horse riders.
Alan highlights the importance of the BHS’s ‘Dead Slow’ campaign, which sets out to educate drivers on how to pass horses on the road – and remind riders of their responsibility to adhere to the Highway Code.
He reiterates the key campaign messages to drivers, which are:
- Slow down to a maximum of 15mph
- Be patient – do not sound the horn or rev the engine
- Pass the horse wide and slow (if safe to do so), at least a car’s width if possible
- Drive slowly away
Alan also explains how the BHS is campaigning to push equestrian road safety up the Government’s agenda, which resulted in its inclusion in the road safety debate staged in parliament in November 2018.
Click here to listen to the podcast (15 mins).
Launched in December 2018, RSGB Talk is a monthly podcast published on the Road Safety GB website and hosted by Nick Rawlings, editor of Road Safety News.
The four previous editions feature:
- Jeremy Leach, London campaign coordinator for 20’s Plenty for Us, discussing ‘all things 20mph’ (December 2018)
- Sam Merison, director of the Road Safety GB Academy, talking about the future of the Academy (January 2019)
- Sgt Road Heard, founder of the Older Drivers’ Forum, discussing how to keep older drivers safer for longer (February 2019)
- Jonny Ewles, strategy director at VMLY&R – the creative agency which works on the young driver element of the THINK! Campaign (March 2019)
To express an interest in appearing on a future edition of RSGB Talk, please contact Nick Rawlings via email.