Roads: Horse Riding

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 22 February 2019.

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Photo of John Lamont John Lamont Conservative, Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase road safety for horse riders.

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

The Government recognises that horse riders and carriage drivers are vulnerable road users. Accordingly, the Highway Code covers horse riders and the need for drivers to exercise special care in relation to them.

As part of the current Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy (CWIS) Safety Review, The Highway Code will be reviewed to help keep cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders safe on the roads.

The full scope of review has yet to be determined but, in accordance with normal practice, it will be conducted in consultation with all relevant stakeholders, including those representing equestrians.

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