HC Deb 05 November 1980 vol 991 c594W
36. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Minister of Transport if he is satisfied, in view of recent fatal and other accidents to riders, that his Department's driving test examiners and driving instructors are giving enough attention to the need for drivers to approach and pass horses with particular care and consideration.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

All drivers should heed the advice contained in the Highway Code and the Department's manual "Driving" on how to approach and pass horses. Driving instructors should ensure that their pupils are fully aware of this advice, and the Department's examiners test candidates' knowledge of the Highway Code in the course of the driving test. I have no evidence that further measures are required.