read in the Southern Evening Echo today that there is a council-led petition with more than 1000 signatures supporting immediate action to cut the death toll on the A31 through the New Forest, Hampshire." />

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The measures being considered are cutting the speed limit to 50mph from 70mph, creating a crawling lane for eastbound lorries and installing signs advising drivers to get into correct lanes earlier.


This is following yet another death when Ross Lipsett 53 of Ringwood was killed when his car crashed into a lorry parked in a lay-by at Poulner Hill.


A campaign has already been launched for improvements to the A31 by Ringwood Town Council which has gained cross party support.


In my view all the Highways Agency should be reviewing all  A roads throughout the UK especially those running through villages and country side to ensure that the speed limit is correct for the particular road taking into consideration the surroundings and who uses the road and if necessary reducing the speed limit accordingly.



Julie Donovan Senior Legal Executive 
Personal Injury team

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