ROAD safety teams in Hampshire are considering setting up a 40mph speed limit on a busy stretch of highway near Romsey.

The Test Valley branch of Hampshire Action Team (HAT) is looking at reducing the speed of the Straight Mile, on the A3090 at Ampfield.

The stretch of road currently has varying speed limits between residential areas, which has proved confusing for drivers.

Councillor Roy Perry, HAT chairman for Test Valley, said that the team would be also considering 30mph limits in Romsey Road, Wellow, Braishfield Road, Braishfield and in Ampfield village.

The team's next meeting will take place at 10am in Romsey Library on February 5.