Safer Horses, Safer Riders, Safer Drivers Evening

The British Horse Society's north east Wales committee will be hosting a safety information event at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, on Thursday, 6 October 2022.

Director of Safety at the BHS Alan Hiscox, will be joined by representatives of North Wales Police, North Wales Horse Watch and Conwy County Borough Council’s Road Safety Officer, Julie Burchill.

The presentation will focus on vulnerable road users, covering issues such as:

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Driver theory refresher workshops in Powys

Mature drivers are being given the opportunity to revise and improve their road knowledge by taking advantage of a free, online driver theory course, organised by the county council. The newly updated course will cover the recent changes to the Highway Code and how these effect road users.

Powys County Council's Road Safety Unit will be holding its Driver Theory Refresher workshop on the following days:

  • Wednesday 19th October 2022
  • Wednesday 16th November 2022
  • Wednesday 14th December 2022

The course is a two-hour, online informal workshop designed to update your knowledge of the road in an ever-changing environment, thus helping improve your driving skills and keep you driving safely.

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Road Safety Awareness and Queen Elizabeth Memorial Ride

Brynna Taff Ely Bridleways RCT, a local equestrian group affiliated with The British Horse Society, held a Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Horse Ride in the Tonyrefail area on Sunday 18th September.

47 horses and one cyclist rode through the streets of Tonyrefail and surrounding areas along with 8 walkers. All wore black armbands and a black ribbon, and a minute's silence was observed in honour of the late Queen who was patron of The British Horse Society.

Remarkably, the youngest horse rider taking part was just 4 years old and the eldest horse rider was 84!

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Supporting National Eye Health Week

National Eye Health Week takes place between 20th and 25th September 2022, promoting the importance of good eye health and the need for regular eye tests for all.

Whatever your age, good eyesight is vital when using the road. Drivers and motorcyclists must be able to read a vehicle registration plate from a distance of 20 metres (or 20.5 metres if the vehicle was registered before September 2001) wearing glasses or contact lenses if required.

If you are finding it difficult to read road signs, particularly those with text, it could indicate that your eyesight has deteriorated and you may require corrective lenses. If you are finding it harder to see clearly in the dark, this may also mean you need to wear glasses or contact lenses.

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