Tips for dealing with horses on the road to avoid a Torridge car accident
Horses on the road is the kind of situation in which you will very rarely find yourself. When you are learning to drive, it is unlikely that this will be something you go through with your instructor, so when the situation does present itself later on it can make you nervous.
Horses are unpredictable, which is why it is important to stay calm and do what you can to get past them easily and without causing a Torridge car accident. Knowing what you need to do to keep the horse and yourself calm is the first step to being completely confident on a road where horses are present.
Claiming for a Torridge car accident
If you do get into a Torridge car accident which was caused by a horse and rider, then you will have to prove that the accident cannot be blamed on you before you can claim compensation. If you can prove that the rider was acting recklessly or negligently, then you may be able to claim compensation for your Torridge car accident, but you will still want to work with an experienced and professional injury lawyer to put together the best possible case.
Accident Advice Helpline have over ten years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, and can provide you with an injury lawyer who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis. Just call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team and find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation.
- Look out for signals. Riders will signal, just like drivers, to let you know when they are making a turn. Make sure to look out for a rider indicating that they are making a turn, then allow them to do so before you make any turns of your own.
- Understand that horses can be nervous. The smallest things can spook a horse, so if you are driving in close proximity to one it is always recommended that you drive slowly and cautiously so as not to make it nervous. This may slow you down, but it is better that you move slowly than being involved in an accident.
- Give plenty of room. Horses have just as much right to be on the road as you do, so they should be treated with the courtesy that you give to other drivers. Keep over to one side and allow the horse plenty of space until you pass one another.
- Be aware of children. Many times the riders on the road will be children. Be aware that children are less able to control their animals than adult riders, and be sure to exercise even more caution when driving near them.
Date Published: 12th June 2014
Author: David Brown