The British Horse Society, together with the South Wales mounted police, have been promoting their ‘Dead Slow’ campaign at the Senedd. The campaign aims to encourage drivers to slow down on approaching, over-taking or driving near horses on the roads. A staggering 2,000 horse deaths have taken place due to road traffic accidents over the last 5 years.
Mid and West Wales Assembly Member Eluned Morgan said, “I’m pleased to be supporting the British Horse Society in their “Dead Slow” campaign to improve motorists’ awareness of the need for care and consideration when driving past horses, and to improve riders’ awareness of the steps they can take to improve visibility and their own safety. Better “dead slow”, than death on the road”.
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Photo of Eluned Morgan AM with members of the South Wales Mounted Police.
In the last five years there have 2000 reported road incidents involving horses across the United Kingdom. Most – 1,521 – involved vehicles passing the horse too closely, 181 resulted in the death of a horse, and 36 caused the death of the rider.