Horse and carriage bling

What’s with the bling on the carriages these days?

Horse and carriage bling

(This is a phone pic, so it’s blurred a bit; it’s actually a row of LEDs.)

I’m guessing it’s some kind of safety regulation to ensure they’re visible at night?

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
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5 replies on “Horse and carriage bling”

I doubt if those lights are needed for safety. it’s probably just a marketing ploy – and has obviously worked!

What’s wrong with a good ol’ mock lantern? And maybe obliging motorists to have a guy waving a red flag twenty metres in front!

I think it looks kind of neat with all of the changing bright colors and a little bit tacky at the same time. It drastically increases the visibility of these slow moving vehicles. Some of these carrages have lights and other silly decorations on the horses too.

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