This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Make it a legal requirement to wear a riding hat whilst riding on the roads.
There are some riders who choose not to wear a riding hat whilst riding on the roads. This choice could be a fatal one and if simple legislation can prevent more deaths on our roads to horse riders then it gets my vote!
The impression it gives to other road users means they are less likely to pass you in a suitable manner. Riders struggle everyday to encourage drivers to slow down & pass them with care and attention. This legislation could save lives. A huge amount of riding accidents involve someone else coming to help the injured party. The use of a riding hat has been proven to help prevent severe head injuries & it could mean a less traumatic experience for anyone involved with helping the injured rider.
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