A campaign started in the Vale to increase drivers’ safety awareness of horse riders is nearing 1,000 signatures.
The petition was started by Penarth resident Jocelle Lovell, after her 13 year old daughter was thrown off her horse after a car passed them at speed.
Also involved are Ulrike Smalley of Dinas Powys, Angela Baker of Barry and Rachel Francis of Penarth.
The campaign has been supported by Leader of the Welsh Conservatives and South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies, who has recently taken on the role of chair of Cross Party Group on Horses in the Assembly.
The Group will be meeting later this month, and Andrew is hopeful the petition will have reached 1,000 signatures in advance.
Mr Davies said, “Jo, Ulrike, Angela and Rachel have done fantastic work launching the campaign and seeking to raise awareness of the dangers horse riders face on the roads.
“It is fantastic that their petition has received so many signatures already, and I hope we can reach that milestone of 1,000 as soon as possible.
“The Cross Party Group on Horses – which I chair – will have its first meeting of the new Assembly later this month, and it would be great to have got to the magic number 1,000 by then.”
[Picture: Andrew RT Davies discusses the petition with Jocelle Lovell, Angela Baker, Rachel Francis and Ulrike Smalley]