New signs alert motorists to horse-drawn vehicles

FREDERICKSBURG—New warning signs are posted on several primary and secondary roads in Richmond County to alert motorists to the presence of horse-drawn vehicle traffic.

Horse-drawn vehicles typically travel at speeds ranging from 5-10 mph. Motorists should be prepared to significantly reduce their speed, use additional caution and share the road if they encounter a horse-drawn vehicle, reported Virginia Department of Transportation public affairs manager Kelly Hannon.

Warning signs are posted along Route 3 in Richmond County for travelers entering the county, said Hannon. These signs are accompanied by a plaque underneath that reads, “COUNTYWIDE,” to indicate that motorists should expect to encounter horse-drawn vehicles throughout Richmond County.

Additional warning signs are…