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Stopping more serious injuries like this in Wisbech

Stopping more serious injuries like this in Wisbech

Published by Chris Craddock
5:54am 11th February 2019.

A van driver thought it was okay to go pass a horse rider at 35mph in Wisbech.

But it wasn't and it ended with the rider being seriously hurt on the A1101 in 2017.

Now Fenland Police are appealing for motorists to take more care when passing them.

Motorbike passing horse
there have been several collision involving horses and motorbikes over the last few years

PC Jon Morris, casualty reduction officer at Cambridgeshire Constabulary, said:

"Under the Op Velo guidelines, the optimum distance to pass a cyclist is 1.5m and we are urging drivers to approach horses with the same level of caution.

"Horses can be startled by many things, noise, flapping objects, dogs barking, a bike speeding up behind them, a vehicle splashing through a puddle etc.

Car passing horse
drivers should overtake slowly and leave lots of room


"These things can make a horse more dif?cult to control and cause it to 'shy' suddenly, possibly into the path of traffic. Look out for the rider's signals and always take notice of a request to slow down or stop.

"We'd also encourage horse riders to use hand signals wherever possible.

"We're encouraging all road users to make the roads safer for everyone - please share the roads safely and look out for one another."

If you see a horse rider on the road you should:

  • Slow down to a maximum of 15 mph
  • Be patient, don't sound the horn or rev the engine
  • (When safe to do so) pass the horse wide and slow, at least a cars width if possible
  • Drive slowly away

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