Driver caught doing 69mph in New Forest

Driver caught doing 69mph in New Forest

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 11:21am 21st November 2019. (Updated at 1:13pm 21st November 2019)

The motorist was caught on Roger Penny Way in the DARK.

The vehicle was clocked on Tuesday (19th Nov) doing 29mph over the 40 limit.

Officers have been targeting the stretch of road as part of National Road Safety Week.

Yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 20th November) police went back on the B3078, with yet more drivers failing to stick to the limit.

  • 159 vehicles were surveyed in just under an hour
  • 20 vehicles caught speeding
  • Top speed 48mph

Last Wednesday (13th November) 40 motorists were caught speeding on the same road.

In March, Roger Penny Way was identified as one of four high-risk routes where livestock are most likely to be involved in an accident.

Roger Penny Way B3078 - New Forest pony ponies - Animal Deaths High Risk road - speeding (Mike Draper) (1)
The B3708 is an animal accident hot spot.

PLEA TO SLOW DOWN

Winter evenings are the most dangerous time for accidents and road users are being urged to slow down.

Animal deaths rise each time the clock goes back.

63 animals were killed on the New Forest last year.

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