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Two uninsured cars seized and three speeders ticketed in police crackdown on B3078 Roger Penny Way

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POLICE seized two uninsured cars and handed tickets to three speeding motorists as they carried out another crackdown on dangerous driving on a New Forest animal accident black spot route.

For the fifth time as part of Operation Mountie, officers stationed themselves along the B3078 Roger Penny Way, between Bramshaw and Fordingbridge, for four hours from early yesterday (Monday) morning.

Police seized two uninsured vehicles (photo: Hampshire police)
Police seized two uninsured vehicles (photo: Hampshire police)

Incidents on the road included a pony being hurled over a car's roof and killed in a collision around 10.30pm on 10th December last year after the driver was reportedly dazzled by an oncoming vehicle's headlights. The car was written off, but its occupants were unhurt.

Working with Forestry England, the national park authority and campaign group New Forest Roads Awareness, officers sought to cut animal deaths through enforcement and education.

A police Facebook post said afterwards: “Today we seized two uninsured cars, gave one driver a ticket for having an invalid licence, issued three tickets for excessive speed and 11 drivers received educational advice about why it’s important to slow down, especially across the Forest.”

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