Horse safety

SIR - Please include horse riders amongst the groups of road users terrorised by motorists. We are a very vulnerable group, that includes children and disabled riders, who only use roads in order to get to bridleways. When more off road networks are creat

SIR - Please include horse riders amongst the groups of road users terrorised by motorists.

We are a very vulnerable group, that includes children and disabled riders, who only use roads in order to get to bridleways. When more off road networks are created horse riders will never use roads, but until then we have no choice and should be able to ride without being harrassed.

Many motorists and motorcyclists are friendly, considerate and courteous but there is a huge increase in aggression and intolerance from some drivers towards to all other road users.

When riding with my daughter on a country road a few days ago, I signalled in vain for an approaching, speeding, motorist to slow down. No chance, he speeded up. When I asked, with a big "please" he charmingly responded "p*** off!" and tore on down the hill to screech to a halt at a T-junction with a major road.


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The road that I was forced to share with this lout had two horse and rider signs and five "Slow" signs on the road. They might as well not have been there.

GILLIAN WEBB

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Harpenden

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