The Epsom Post has launched a poster campaign calling for safety measures to be implemented after the death of a racehorse.
The newspaper is calling for traffic on routes used by racehorses to be slowed down dramatically following an incident involving a racehorse named Toblersong.
The horse had to be destroyed after a driver reversed into him and broke his leg, leaving the driver with a £750 fine and an order to pay £4,048 in costs.
The Post’s Joan Mulcaster said: “We are running the campaign indefinitely because there are so many horses in this area involved in so many tragedies.”
She said one vet in the area had to destroy six horses in the last year due to road accidents.
The Slow Down for Horses campaign is aiming to get the council to lower the speed limit on roads populated with stables to between 20 and 30 miles per hour.
Posters have been included in the paper and it is hoped that people will display them in their cars and homes.
The paper is also currently trying to get posters displayed in petrol stations in the area in order to reach a maximum number of drivers.
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