Horse riders in the North West of Wales are taking dangerous drivers to task with a cunning ploy. Riders in the Conwy Valley are wearing helmet cameras in order to provide evidence of abuse from motorists and vehicles passing too close.
A rider from Rowen, called Karren Bream, spoke to the BBC
about the issue, saying: "I've been passed so closely that my horse has come into contact with people's wing mirrors."
Since wearing the helmet cameras, which can be turned on at the flick of a switch, she has said that drivers have changed their attitude.
Ms Bream says she does most of her riding off public roads, but has to access route using country lanes.
She told the BBC: "It's happened on two occasions, one man was actually on his mobile phone when he hit my leg and the back of the horse.
"I've had lorries coming quite quickly towards me, and not giving me enough time to pull into a safe area."
It was after these close shaves that Ms Bream decided to take protecting herself into her own hands.
She continued: "I thought that the only way to protect myself was to wear lots of hi-visibilty clothing and to wear a head cam so I have a record of what happens."
Many other horse riders in the area have taken to these methods of safety.
Conservative councillor Paul Roberts, who represents Caerhun ward in the Conwy Valley, said he was concerned about road safety on some of the narrow rural roads in the area.
"A number of people in the area have complained that motorists are less aware of the needs of horse riders and cyclists," he told the BBC.
"More and more people are coming to the countryside for leisure activities, not just horse riding, but also cycling.
"But it's very difficult to police rural roads. We need all the authorities to work together to arrange an education and awareness campaign to tackle the issue."
Dyfed-Powys Police say a horse was alarmed by a cyclist in Pembroke over the August Bank Holiday weekend, which resulted in the animal flaring up, aggravating an old injury.