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©2014 Horses & Road Safety Awareness
Read about the real life accidents
from the riders themselves!
“He drove off knowing
someone had fallen off”
“She lied about what
happened and tried to
Every day you wake up you run the risk of an accident; it's about exercising due care and
attention whilst negotiating the risks.
Horses & Road Safety Awareness Facebook group was set up in 2010 after the founder
witnessed a near miss involving farm animals and a car. This brought back memories of an
accident she was involved in with a friend, whose horse ended up on a car bonnet after it
spooked. She believed people needed to be more aware of horses and indeed farm
animals on the roads, that they were increasingly being ridiculed and their safety ignored.
Thus HRSA was formed as a small group with only a few friends on it. The founder would
post small warnings for riders and drivers including how to pass a horse, the importance of
riding in good conditions and riding in a safe manner.
In 2012 Nicola Allen came across HRSA when her horse Ruby was almost severed in half
by a driver and trailer. She had to be put to sleep on the road side. Due to the hugely
emotive subject, many more people joined HRSA and it has since gotten bigger and bigger
with over 11,000 members.
HRSA is run by a small group of volunteers who all help to maintain the Facebook & Twitter
pages and website.