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Careless driving- A199 Tranent to Macmerry Road


East Lothian Police have recently been made aware of a number of instances of drivers passing horse riders on the A199 Tranent to Macmerry road carelessly. Horse riders and horse drawn vehicles are vulnerable road users and as such require additional considerations when encountered by drivers on the road network. The highway code provides the following advice to drivers when they need to pass a horse rider on the road.

Slow down to a maximum speed of 10mph

Be patient and do not sound your horn or rev your engine

When safe to do so, pass widely and slowly allowing at least a 2 metre gap

East Lothian Police would also like to take this opportunity to remind road users that passing horse riders/ horse drawn vehicles dangerously or carelessly is an offence and may result in penalty points and a fine. Please drive considerately and have respect for other road users.


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Alannah Juchniewicz
(Police Scotland, PC, J Div - East Lothian - Community Planning Officer, Haddington)

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