About other road users
Sharing the road with horse riders
Please show courtesy when sharing the road with horse traffic. Horses can take fright easily, so adjust your riding as soon as you see horses on the road ahead of you.
Safe riding near horses
- Slow down and pass carefully, giving the horse and rider plenty of room.
- Don't sound your horn, rev your engine or pass at speed, as this could frighten the horse.
- If the horse and rider are on a bridge or narrow road, be very careful – slow down or stop.
- If the horse appears frightened, stop.
- At night, dip your headlights when approaching a horse.
- Two vehicles should avoid passing near a horse.
Be careful around horse traffic. If you aren't, you could be charged with careless or dangerous driving.
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Last updated: 25 June 2010