More ponies killed on New Forest roads

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ANOTHER two New Forest ponies have died on the roads.

A chestnut filly was killed at Bramble Hill, Bramshaw, and a Shetland pony was fatally injured in a collision with a vehicle on the B3054 at Crockford, near Lymington.

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6:31am Wed 31 Oct 12

Solomon's Boot says...

When's this going to stop? If these motorists can't and read the warning signs and see an animal the size of a pony, what are they doing on our roads?

Excess speed is what kills them!
When's this going to stop? If these motorists can't and read the warning signs and see an animal the size of a pony, what are they doing on our roads? Excess speed is what kills them! Solomon's Boot

8:09am Wed 31 Oct 12

elvisimo says...

hmm apparently the vehicles involved have all got french number plates and were towing trailers!
hmm apparently the vehicles involved have all got french number plates and were towing trailers! elvisimo

8:39am Wed 31 Oct 12

Torchie1 says...

Solomon's Boot wrote:
When's this going to stop? If these motorists can't and read the warning signs and see an animal the size of a pony, what are they doing on our roads?

Excess speed is what kills them!
When's this going to stop?........ that's an easy one to answer, it won't.
[quote][p][bold]Solomon's Boot[/bold] wrote: When's this going to stop? If these motorists can't and read the warning signs and see an animal the size of a pony, what are they doing on our roads? Excess speed is what kills them![/p][/quote]When's this going to stop?........ that's an easy one to answer, it won't. Torchie1

9:43am Wed 31 Oct 12

rightway says...

It will only stop when the owners of these ponies are prosecuted for not keeping them under control.
Do people realise how much damage these ponies can do to a car and how expensive repairs can be, not to mention the potential injuries to car users.
Lets all start putting people first.
It will only stop when the owners of these ponies are prosecuted for not keeping them under control. Do people realise how much damage these ponies can do to a car and how expensive repairs can be, not to mention the potential injuries to car users. Lets all start putting people first. rightway

10:01am Wed 31 Oct 12

hulla baloo says...

Paint them all flourescent lime green then there is no excuse for not seeing them.
Paint them all flourescent lime green then there is no excuse for not seeing them. hulla baloo

10:06am Wed 31 Oct 12

Torchie1 says...

rightway wrote:
It will only stop when the owners of these ponies are prosecuted for not keeping them under control.
Do people realise how much damage these ponies can do to a car and how expensive repairs can be, not to mention the potential injuries to car users.
Lets all start putting people first.
I don't think you can go quite that far but there is a reluctance to accept that it's the 21st century and 12th century practices are no longer possible. 2 or 3 thousand animals, a few hundred Commoners and vehicle movements numbered in the millions. Fewer Police available, numerous attempts to prevent the accidents but they still happen. All situations can be turned around and it's usually fairly simple although sometimes difficult for some parties to accept, but is it right to carry on sacrificing the animals ? The time has come to fence off the worst roads like Dibden Purlieu to Lymington or carry on reading stories like the one above.
[quote][p][bold]rightway[/bold] wrote: It will only stop when the owners of these ponies are prosecuted for not keeping them under control. Do people realise how much damage these ponies can do to a car and how expensive repairs can be, not to mention the potential injuries to car users. Lets all start putting people first.[/p][/quote]I don't think you can go quite that far but there is a reluctance to accept that it's the 21st century and 12th century practices are no longer possible. 2 or 3 thousand animals, a few hundred Commoners and vehicle movements numbered in the millions. Fewer Police available, numerous attempts to prevent the accidents but they still happen. All situations can be turned around and it's usually fairly simple although sometimes difficult for some parties to accept, but is it right to carry on sacrificing the animals ? The time has come to fence off the worst roads like Dibden Purlieu to Lymington or carry on reading stories like the one above. Torchie1

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