Fall in New Forest animal accidents

Fall in Forest animal accidents

Fall in Forest animal accidents

First published in News

ANIMAL owners in the New Forest are celebrating a sharp reduction in the number of accidents involving their stock.

New figures show that the accident rate in the first three months of this year was almost half that recorded during the same period in 2013.

A total of 15 animals were killed or injured, compared with 27 in the first quarter of last year.

People attending the monthly Court of Verderers in Lyndhurst yesterday were told that eight accidents occurred last month – four less than in March last year.

But collisions are continuing to occur at regular intervals.

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10:54am Thu 17 Apr 14

Forest Resident says...

More cyclists taking to New Forest roads means less cars, less speeding, and clearly less accidents. Great news all round then.
More cyclists taking to New Forest roads means less cars, less speeding, and clearly less accidents. Great news all round then. Forest Resident
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1:37pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Poppy22 says...

Forest Resident wrote:
More cyclists taking to New Forest roads means less cars, less speeding, and clearly less accidents. Great news all round then.
Exactly! And I wonder how many extra injuries there were to animals (probably many yet to be found) from the tacks thrown on road, during the recent cycle event, by "locals" who obviously have no consideration for the New Forest livestock.
[quote][p][bold]Forest Resident[/bold] wrote: More cyclists taking to New Forest roads means less cars, less speeding, and clearly less accidents. Great news all round then.[/p][/quote]Exactly! And I wonder how many extra injuries there were to animals (probably many yet to be found) from the tacks thrown on road, during the recent cycle event, by "locals" who obviously have no consideration for the New Forest livestock. Poppy22
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