HC Deb 10 November 1954 vol 532 cc126-7W
54. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he is aware that in the newly-issued Highway Code a person riding a horse is advised, by paragraph 69, to keep to the left, a pedestrian is advised, by paragraph 3, to walk on the right if there is no footpath, whilst in paragraph 70, which deals with a person leading an animal in the road, no advice is given as to whether he should use the right or left-hand side; and what are the requirements of his Department so far as concerns riders leading horses on the road and pedestrians leading horses on the road, respectively, and which side of the road they should use.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Persons leading horses, whether they themselves are riding or on foot, should keep between the traffic and the led horse. Rule 70 of the Code, which was approved by this House on Monday, advises people leading horses to keep on the traffic side of the horse.