DRIVERS are continuing to flout the speed limit on a New Forest road dubbed one of the worst in the district for animal accidents.

Police have revealed the outcome of their latest bid to tackle the issue of motorists ignoring the 40mph restriction on the B3078 Roger Penny Way between Brook and Godshill.

Officers say a total of 53 drivers were caught speeding on the B3078 and the nearby B3079 through Bramshaw.

One of the motorists was travelling at 50mph when they overtook another vehicle.

As reported in the Daily Echo, Roger Penny Way was the scene of several accidents at the end of last year in which more than one animal died.

The worst occurred on New Year's Eve, when four ponies owned by the same person were killed by a Land Rover Discovery.

The driver was complying with the speed limit and no action was taken against him, but speed checks carried out in the past few months have revealed that many other motorists are flouting the restriction.

Now, officers involved in Operation Mountie have published the result of the latest checks.

Posting on social media New Forest Heart Cops said police were joined by representatives from several other organisations including Forestry England, the National Park Authority and New Forest District Council.

They added "The speed camera van caught 53 drivers speeding on Roger Penny Way and the B3079 through Bramshaw, including one motorist who was overtaking at over 50mph.

"We issued one ticket for excess speed, seized one car for being driven by a man without a valid licence and another driver was reported for having no insurance.

"Ten other drivers were spoken to by our partners and educated about why it’s important to stay under the speed limit everywhere in the New Forest.

"Thanks to everyone who did stick to the limit - it is much appreciated by everyone."