Check out the BHS latest road safety study
Horse Incident Reporting Awareness Study
Equestrians and their horses are being subjected to alarming levels of stress and risk according to a new study that was funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) and commissioned by The British Horse Society (BHS). This is believed to be the biggest ever equestrian safety survey involving over 7,000 participants – with ages ranging from 18 to 97 and with an average of 35 years’ equine experience!
‘Horse i’ incident reporting mobile app
In terms of actions, The BHS has launched the Horse i app which equestrians can use to easily report an incident and to help build up an accurate picture of the realities of the dangers faced by equestrians and their horses on UK roads.
BHS Director of Safety Alan Hiscox commented: “This study has unearthed a number of truly shocking statistics and facts which will hopefully now drive action. Specifically, the extent of under-reporting needs to be addressed as soon as possible. We also need more innovation around safety, an increase in the use of cameras, and improvements to highways’ and motoring policies like reduced speed limits, warning signs, more non-slip road surfaces and Highway Code amendments. We also need more safe places to cross and improved off-road riding facilities. And, ultimately, we need behavioural change from anyone currently using the roads who is not following best practice around safety and consideration for other road users.”