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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-06109

Horse Road Safety Campaign Launched in South Ayrshire

Submitted by: Sharon Dowey, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Friday, September 30, 2022

Supported by: Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Russell Findlay, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Bill Kidd, Douglas Lumsden, Fulton MacGregor, Roz McCall, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, Douglas Ross, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle

That the Parliament commends Turnberry’s Lynn Mullen on launching the horse road safety campaign, Pass Wide and Slow, in South Ayrshire; notes that the organised event took place on 24 September 2022, was open to horse riders, walkers and dogs and that participants left at 11.00 am for a walk around Maidens, Culzean and nearby Dunabie’s Caravan site; understands that everyone who attended was presented with high visibility clothing and rosette donated by local businesses in support of the campaign; notes that the aim is to echo the importance to motorists of passing with care around horse riders and vulnerable road users, such as walkers, cyclists and motorcyclists; understands that Lynn was prompted to take part in raising awareness of the campaign locally after her eight-year-old granddaughter had become frightened while out on her pony, when two vehicles had passed closely at high speed; applauds all participants who took part in the Pass Wide and Slow campaign ride, raising awareness of road safety, and wishes Lynn the very best of luck for a successful campaign.