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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1331: tabled on 11 April 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern that there have been over 2,000 accidents involving horses and riders on the road since 2011; is saddened to learn that over 36 horse riders have died and that 181 horses have been killed or euthanised following road accidents; further notes that 75 per cent of accidents occur because vehicle drivers attempt to pass without allowing enough space for the horse and rider; and calls on the Government to work with the British Horse Society to raise public awareness of driving safely around horses, to strengthen the provision made in the Highway Code for riders and carriage drivers, to ensure that driving safely around horses is included within the driving test and to consider the introduction of legislation to make the wearing of high visibility clothing mandatory for anybody wishing to ride a horse on the roads.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.