A Penarth mother, Mrs Jocelle Lovell – who’s launched a campaign to make motorists more aware of the safety of horse riders on local roads – has now won the backing of Penarth AM and Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew R T Davies .
The campaign began after an incident involving Mrs Lovell’s 13-year-old daughter who was thrown off her horse when a car passed her at speed.
Mrs Lovell has set up a petition which has already attracted nearly 1,000 signatures. Also involved are Ulrike Smalley of Dinas Powys, Angela Baker of Barry and Rachel Francis of Penarth.
Now the “Pass Wide and Slow” campaign has gained the support Andrew RT Davies (AM for South Wales Central AM which includes Penarth) who has recently taken on the role of chair of the Welsh Assembly’s cross party group on horses .
He says “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.”