Does Speedwatch Work

 

We can all tell people we are doing a good job but what proof do we have that we are making any difference.

To do this we need statistics but with this must come a health warning, Animals are a variable.  They roam and their numbers fluctuate so it's not an exact science but it's the best we have.  

 

Please Note that Speedwatch did not start until July 2017.

 

Statistics Provided by Karla  McKechnie   Dartmoor Livestock Protection Officer 

 

Road Traffic Accidents   1st January to 19th December 2017 

 

Total RTA’s during this time = 164

 

 

Animals Dead Injured  Total
Ponies/Foals 21 11  32
Cattle/Calfs 5 5  10
Sheep/Lambs 107 14  121
Total 133 31  164

 

 

Interesting to note that the number of animals killed or injured within the Dartmoor Speedwatch area is as follows,

 

Cows and Calfs = 3 Dead and 1 injured

Ponies and Foals = 11 Dead and 1 injured

Sheep and Lambs = 28 Dead and 2 injured

 

This makes a total of 42 Dead and 4 injured.

 

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Road Traffic Accidents 1st January to 31st December 2018

 

Total RTA’s during this time = 191

 

 

Animals Dead injured  Total
Ponies/Foals 32 8 40 
Cattle/Calfs 9 12 21 
Sheep/Lambs 117 13 130 
Total 158 33 191 

 

Interesting to note that the number of animals killed or injured within the Dartmoor Speedwatch area is as follows,

 

Cows and Calfs = 3 Dead and 2 injured

Ponies and Foals = 10 Dead and 2 injured

Sheep and Lambs = 28 Dead and 2 injured

 

This makes a total of 41 Dead and 6 injured.

 

 

Road Traffic Accidents 1st January to 22nd November 2019

 

Total RTA’s during this time = 172

 

Animals Dead injured  Total
Ponies/Foals 25 17 42 
Cattle/Calfs 1 4
Sheep/Lambs 107 18 122 
Total 131 41  172

 

 

 

Interesting to note that the number of animals killed or injured within the Dartmoor Speedwatch area is as follows,

 

Cows and Calfs = 1 Dead and 4 injured

Ponies and Foals = 9 Dead and 4 injured

Sheep and Lambs = 30 Dead and 11 injured

 

This makes a total of 40 Dead and 11 injured. 

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With still a couple of weeks to go it would seem we are holding our own in the areas in which we work but we still need to do more.