Animal accidents

A sign warns drivers of an animal casualty ahead

Portable signs

With agreement from the Verderers, we have provided portable signs to combat accidents involving commoners’ animals on New Forest roads.

Agisters leave a temporary sign up at the site of an animal accident to raise awareness of where the incident happened. Their temporary nature attracts more attention than permanent signs, so the effort involved in putting them out and then taking them back in is felt worthwhile.

The yellow and black, triangular signs state that an animal casualty has happened at that spot in the last week; prompting other drivers to be vigilant on the roads and to slow down near to forest animals and give them a wide berth.

Remember that the animals do not understand that cars are dangerous. EXPECT THEM TO WALK IN FRONT OF YOU and be ready to stop in time!

  1. Animal accidents
  2. Animal accident film clip
  3. What’s being done?
  4. Changing signs
  5. Portable signs (you are here)
  6. South Weirs pinch points
  7. Who is doing what?


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