New signage in Avon Dassett to improve horse and rider safety

Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership has distributed two ‘Dead Slow’ boards to Avon Dassett to help improve the safety of horse and riders whilst using roads in the village.

The boards, produced in partnership with the British Horse Society and Warwickshire Horse Watch, ask drivers to pass horses wide – two metres – and slow – 10mph or less.

This reflects the new 2022 Highway Code that is now specific about what drivers and motorcyclists need to do to safely pass horses. Those travelling on two wheels such as off road bikes and motorbikes with a loud engine can be particularly challenging for horses. These road users should be prepared to stop and turn their engine off.

The signs have been erected just over a year after an accident where a rider was seriously injured and her horse was killed in Kineton.


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