Roads: Horses

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th November 2018.

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Photo of Kate Hoey Kate Hoey Labour, Vauxhall

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the merits of revising the Highway Code to include advice by the British Horse Society's dead slow campaign on how to pass horses safely while driving.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Several sections of the Highway Code already cover horse riders. The Government announced on 18 October 2018 that, as part of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) Safety Review, the Highway Code would be reviewed to help keep cyclists and pedestrians safe on the roads.

The full scope of the review has yet to be determined but in accordance with normal practice it will be conducted in consultation with all of our stakeholders, including those representing equestrians such as the British Horse Society.

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