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January meeting to discuss average speed cameras on the B3078 Roger Penny Way



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DISCUSSIONS over installing average speed cameras on a road notorious for animal accidents will accelerate in the new year, it has been revealed.

Cllr Edward Heron, leader of New Forest District Council, told its latest meeting that the leaders of local authorities will assemble in January to debate introducing devices at the B3078 Roger Penny Way.

Police carrying out a speed check on Roger Penny Way (photo: Hampshire police)
Police carrying out a speed check on Roger Penny Way (photo: Hampshire police)

"This meeting will bring together senior representatives of all the statutory organisations required to deliver an average speed camera system: police, highways authority, landowner, planning and regulatory authorities," he said.

"I am confident this will be a significant step forward in tackling the high number of casualties along this road."

As reported in the A&T, two separate petitions earlier this year calling for more action against speeding drivers on the B3078 attracted more than 55,000 signatures. That happened in the wake of a series of collisions which killed Forest livestock.



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