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Road Safety (including Speed Data)

Information on the Speed Reduction Initiative including Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs) and Speed Limit Reminder (SLR) signs is available on the Speed Data pages of this website.

Information on the Speed Reduction Initiative including Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs) and Speed Limit Reminder (SLR) signs is available on the Speed Data pages of this website.

For links to Hampshire's Website. Please see Hampshire County Councils Road Safety.

For further links on Road Safety and Speed, please see New Forest Community Safety Partnership

For general information, please see our Road Markings and Signage page, also our Traffic and  pages.

Casualty figures for New Forest District Council area

Road casualty rates continue to be a concern. Hampshire County Council have been successful in reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) on the County's roads below the annual target of 633 KSIs (killed or seriously injured) agreed with Government . The figures for New Forest District indicate that the small increase in the number of KSIs on roads within the District in 2005 has reduced a little since. Traffic speeds are a concern for many communities.

Since 2005 the Police, District Council, Hampshire County Council and other stakeholders have worked together to address these concerns through a variety of initiatives including speed indicator devices, "20mph is plenty" campaigns outside schools, "village 30" review and more recently the Community Speed watch Project. There is extensive guidance available to developers relating to the design of new developments so as to reduce the risk of accidents to a realistic minimum.

Recorded Road Casualty figures for New Forest District Council area.



Annual average

 2002 2003  2004  2005  2006  2007 2008 2009 2010201120122013
KSI145 120 144  107  123  109  111  96 112 100132123120
Fatal9 13 18   15   15   12     9  13 10 5777
Serious135 107 126   92  108   97  102  83 102 95125116113
Slight821 785 820  711  722  660  596  505 546 535506457470

The map of animal accidents within the New Forest National Park are now attached: adobe icon Animal Accidents 2010 [913kb]

Updated: 7 Apr 2015
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