Updated: Mar 11
Three taxi drivers were part of a dozen motorists caught speeding by police in the New Forest area.
The operation was carried out by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary’s New Forest Heart police unit on Tuesday 28 February.
PC Lizzie Cook said on social media: “On only my second day as a Police Officer I have spent the morning with the New Forest Heart and Totton Police teams on Operation Mountie.
“This is the Constabulary’s multi agency approach to reducing speed and animal deaths on the roads across the New Forest, and is a joint operation involving Forestry England, the New Forest National Park Authority and the New Forest Roads Awareness Team.
“Today a dozen vehicles, including three taxis, were stopped at Crockford Clump and Hawk Hill and four tickets were issued for speeds of 51, 53, 56 and 62mph on 40mph roads. Two drivers were also stopped for having no insurance.
“The other drivers were given advice and education from our partners.
“Most people did stick to the speed limit so thanks to you if you were in that area this morning.“