Readers have been sharing their thoughts on warnings to motorists during the Appleby Horse Fair.

A plea has been issued to motorists to slow down after growing concerns surrounding Appleby Horse Fair.

A video of motorists has been shared shows vehicles not slowing down as they pass horses pulling bow tops.

Visiting the fair this weekend is Mark McCallie who capture the footage he said: " I was just wanting to make people aware of the speed of the traffic.

"I appreciate it’s a dual carriageway but for the sake of slowing down for two minutes, it could save lives.

"The fair and means of travel to and from the fair are an old tradition.

"It would be nice for modern living to give way to history and keep everyone safe."

Billy Welch, known as the Shera Rom or Head Gypsy is pleading with the public to be patient he said: "Please drive with caution there are families with small children in them.

"It's better to be late than the late...

"My concern is something serious could happen and someone could be seriously injured.

"It's not just the horse we have to worry about it's the families and children."

Here's what you had to say.

Sharon Lightfoot said: "It’s shocking that motorists think it’s fine to go that speed past horses."

Lauren Metcalfe said: "Regardless of what you think of the fair or gypsies drivers should take care around the poor horses."

Sarah Pollock said: "I appreciate that the guy might think it’s “for the sake of two minutes” but really, it isn’t.

"We got stuck in traffic for at least two hours behind the horses.

"I love horses as much as the next person but there’s no place for them on a busy trunk road."

Nathan Reynolds said: "These are main roads, Any form of road legal traffic using 70mph limited roads do so at their own risk."