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Solid white lines

While driving you may find yourself stuck behind a horse and rider where solid white lines prohibit overtaking and wonder what to do? Although you cannot cross these lines unless entering premises or a side road, Highway Code rule 129 allows you to ‘cross the line if necessary, provided the road is clear, to pass a stationary vehicle, or overtake a pedal cycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle, if they are travelling at 10mph (16km/h) or less’. So, if you do come across a horse and rider trotting along, you can overtake as long as you’re careful and it’s safe to do so.