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#add3minutes to reduce New Forest animal road deaths

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Add your name to pledge to #add3minutes to your trip when driving across the New Forest in the dark this winter to help reduce animal road deaths. Then please share with friends and family.

Nearly 100 free-roaming animals were killed or injured in the New Forest last year.

A quarter of these – 25 animals - were killed or injured on just four key routes in the evenings in the two months after the clocks go back. About three quarters of the accidents involved local drivers.

You will be helping New Forest commoners, the families who own the animals that maintain the Forest, to raise awareness of the issue and reduce accidents this winter.

The owners allow their animals to graze the area in order to keep it the special place that we all enjoy. Without their commitment we’d lose the Forest we all love, but road casualties make it harder for them to continue.

The #add3minutes campaign is run by a partnership of the Commoners Defence Association, Shared Forest Business Group, New Forest Verderers, New Forest National Park Authority, Forestry Commission, Hampshire Police, Hampshire County Council and New Forest District Council.

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