Drivers being reminded to share road with Horseback Riders


Drivers being reminded to share road with Horseback Riders
Drivers are being reminded to maintain a safe distance to avoid startling the horses and causing injury. For more information on road safety and sharing the road, you can visit tranbc.ca .


Drivers reminded to share the road with horses, riders
VICTORIA, B.C. – Drivers in rural areas are being reminded to share the road with horse and riders ad warmer weather is encouraging people to use all forms of …


Drivers reminded to share rural roads with horses, riders
Signs remind drivers and riders toshare the road,” as they do with cyclists and pedestrians, to prevent surprise and support safety for all. During the COVID-19 pandemic, people travelling on foot, bikes and horseback are advised to use appropriate physical distancing when passing others.


Drivers reminded to share rural roads with horses, riders
With the weather heating up and more people enjoying the outdoors, drivers in rural areas are reminded to share the road with others: including horses and their riders.. Last year, the government made improvements to signage to alert drivers to use extra caution, allow extra room and be courteous when passing horses and riders in rural areas.


“How to Share the Road Safely with Horseback Riders” is …
Once you’re past the horse and rider, accelerate gradually. If you ride horses and you’re travelling on a road, be aware that under the Motor Vehicle Act (Part 3), Section 120, “a person riding an animal or driving an animal driven vehicle on a highway has the rights and is subject to the duties of the driver of a vehicle.” Rider Tips


REMINDER – When Driving Rural Roads, Don’t Spook The Horse …
Signs remind drivers and riders toshare the road,” as they do with cyclists and pedestrians, to prevent surprise and support safety for all. The signs, a collaboration between the ministry and the Horse Council of B.C., are available for any regions that want to improve awareness in areas where horseback riding is popular.


Drivers, lookout for horseback riders | CKPGToday.ca
Drivers are also asked to allow for extra room for horses and riders, cyclists and pedestrians to share the roadway. Horses and their riders are recognized as road users in the Motor Vehicle Act. Drivers are reminded that loud noises, like horns or passing vehicles can startle horses, and trigger unpredictable behaviour and potentially cause harm.


Driving too close to horse riders – YouTube
A motorist driving a Chrysler Estate car down a narrow country lane is a little impatient, the riders where just about to pull in at a safe place but the driver could not wait and decide to …


Dangers faced by horse riders using the roads – March 2017 …
Stay safe and take care of each other. Rural roads are shared spaces used for leisure purposes by cyclists, horse riders, runners and walkers and all have the same entitlement to use those roads


If you see a horse and rider on the road what should you …
Horse riders and drivers of horse-drawn carriages must obey the road rules like any other road user, and it also means they have the same rights as other road users. Horses can be unpredictable, especially if they are not used to traffic. At some point in time every horse has to become accustomed to traffic if it is going to be lead on the road.
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