Categories transport Horse and carriage bling Post date Fri 27 July 2012 5 Comments on Horse and carriage bling What’s with the bling on the carriages these days? (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? Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInReddit 5 Comments on Horse and carriage bling By Daniel Bowen Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek. Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia. Opinions on this blog are all mine. View Archive → ← Perth’s CAT buses: lessons for Melbourne? → Olympics opening ceremony – I liked it 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! Bit of a bother if you wanted to ride in a carriage with that authentic period-feel! (They weren’t big on LED-strips a hundred years ago.) Some of them never used to have any lights. Some had a red battery operated tail light. The number of lights increased as LEDs became widely available. 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. Comments are closed.