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To: Desmond Swayne MP - New Forest West

Kill Your Speed, Not a New Forest Pony

Kill Your Speed, Not a New Forest Pony

Stop speeding in the New Forest and reduce the speed to 30mph.

Why is this important?

Every year, drivers kill ponies in the New Forest through driving too fast, and too carelessly. We need to re-educate everyone who drives in the New Forest and introduce new measures to manage our speed.

We lost the Brockenhurst white baby donkey, called Jo-Jo in last week of November 2014, who was killed at 6pm. His Mother had to be moved away as she was so distraught and has now been taken off the forest. But this is just one incident, there are so many losses like this which don't get reported. We need to remember the forest is a National Park with Ponies roaming free, many with young.

Would you drive at 40mph knowing you could run over a child? Please support this campaign by signing and sharing. It is down to us as a community to change the mindset of how we drive in the Forest.

How it will be delivered

I will deliver the signatures to the local MP in person.

New Forest National Park, New Forest District

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Reasons for signing

  • EVERY time I drive in the New Forest I have somebody either tailgate or over-take. People should be driving in a way that allows for the unpredictability of the animals, the roads and the conditions - there is no excuse for dangerous driving.
  • I'm amazed, I thought cyclists were were responsible for all animal deaths in the New Forest. Who'd have thorough it's in fact motorists. Perhaps a few more Wiggle sportives would slow the killer motorists down, just an idea.
  • I am not surprised it has come to this. I am finding it more frustrating that drivers are using all roads as speedways without due care and attention, which will lead to lead to higher death tolls of animals and people alike. Why anyone would want to speed through such beautiful natural surroundings is beyond me?


2016-03-02 07:34:33 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2014-12-04 12:51:17 +0000

Thank you to everyone who has signed, keep signing and sharing, this campaign is about awareness and there is no better message than this coming FROM the people TO the people.

2014-12-04 08:16:27 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2014-12-03 12:02:25 +0000

500 signatures reached

2014-12-02 06:30:27 +0000

100 signatures reached

2014-12-01 17:50:20 +0000

50 signatures reached

2014-12-01 14:50:03 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-12-01 14:29:26 +0000

Did you know it takes 120 feet to stop when you are driving at 40mph. This includes your reaction time and the velocity of the vehicle. At 30mph this is reduced to 75 feet.

2014-12-01 13:49:10 +0000

I amazed! We have reached thirteen signatures already on a dull winter Monday! Thank you and keep them coming, its down to us to make this change in the forest and I need your support!

2014-12-01 13:06:45 +0000

10 signatures reached