Horse riders given new way to report near misses on the roads

PUBLISHED: 17:00 29 April 2018

Riders are encouraged to report any incidents.

Riders are encouraged to report any incidents.

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Police have created a new way for horse riders to report near misses with vehicles on the roads.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary are working with the British Horse Society to build up a better picture of hotspots where riders encounter difficulties on the roads.

All road users involved in near misses can use the reporting system to share information.

PC Vicki Ephgrave of the police mounted section said: “We’d like to remind anyone who’s been in a near miss to please report it using this new online function.

“Don’t just leave it just because you’re not injured or an incident didn’t occur, you may find yourself in that situation again and not be so lucky.”

Motorists can take care when approaching horses by slowing down, being patient, and passing the 
animal a car-width apart, where possible.

Visit www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/horses to report incidents.

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