BHS receive prestigious Prince Michael Road Safety Award

The British Horse Society was presented with the award by His Royal Highness, Prince Michael in recognition of its website.

The Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards recognise achievements and innovations which will improve road safety. Each year the most outstanding examples of international road safety initiatives are given public recognition through the scheme.

The BHS’s interactive website is designed to make the reporting of road traffic accidents involving horses easy and accessible. The initiative has proved to be extremely successful seeing reporting levels rise by 282 percent in the first eight months in comparison with the previous paper based system.

Sheila Hardy, BHS Senior Executive for Safety said: “we are delighted with the recognition this award brings. This is the fourth Prince Michael award we have received for different aspects of our safety work but this one is probably the most special as it shows the Society has successfully brought its accident reporting process into the twenty first century.”

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