Roads: Horse Riding

Department for Transport written question – answered on 12th June 2019.

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Photo of Scott Mann Scott Mann Conservative, North Cornwall

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including horse riders on the roads in any amendments to the Highway Code.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The current Highway Code already mentions 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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