Road safety campaign for Appleby Horse Fair

Cumbria Police launched a campaign for better road safety ahead of the Appleby Horse Fair. The annual event brings hundreds of horse-drawn caravans and other slow moving vehicles to the area.

Motorists and travellers urged to take care on Appleby roads

There are just four weeks to go until the biggest gypsy gathering of the year. Already, travellers are starting to make their way to our region for the Appleby Horse Fair.

The annual event brings hundreds of horse drawn caravans and other slow moving vehicles to the area.

Cumbria Police say that there's a big risk of an accident if motorists and travellers don't take extra care.

Matthew Taylor reports:

Take care at Appleby Fair

Cumbria Police are launching their road safety campaign ahead of the Appleby Horse Fair.

The annual event brings hundreds of horse drawn caravans and other slow moving vehicles to the area.

Police in Appleby say there's a big risk of an accident if motorists don't take extra care.

The last fatal crash, that involved a caravan being pulled by a horse, happened on the A66 eight years ago.

Matt Kennerley, chief inspector of Cumbria Police, said everyone should be aware on the road:

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Road safety campaign launched ahead of Appleby fair

The annual events takes place in June Credit: PA

Cumbria Police are launching their road safety campaign ahead of Appleby Fair.

The annual event brings hundreds of slow moving vehicles to the area as horse-drawn bow tops make their way to the event. People are asked to be aware of these and use extra caution.

The Chief Inspector and the Highways and Transport manager will be at the official launch later today.