Riders Pose as Police for Safety

Horse riders impersonating police.
Horse riders impersonating police.

Penarth, United Kingdom – When Jocelle Lovelle’s teenage daughter was knocked from her horse by a motorist, she knew something had to be done to increase safety for horse riders.  Her novel approach may be backfiring as enraged motorists take their anger out on the group.

Horse riders impersonating police.
Horse riders impersonating police.

Lovelle and her friends wear bright yellow vests and saddle pads with the word “Polite” instead of “Police” and body camera’s in a further attempt to fool motorists into believing they are police.  The plan is working, partially, as motorists dramatically slow down as they pass.  Some motorists, however, once discovering the group is impersonating police, are quite upset.  “They look a bit like police checks, and are quite good because it slows the traffic down and it also help people see us.  Drivers genuinely don’t know what to do. Some swear, beep horns and are abusive,” Lovelle said.

Impersonating an officer is illegal in the UK and violators are subject to fines and up to 6 months in jail.

Horse riders impersonating police.
Horse riders impersonating police.

Original Story and Photos: Daily Mail

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