Category road safety

Somerset Road Safety practices what it preaches!

Somerset County Council’s motorcycle road safety coordinator has been practising what he preaches by bagging a distinction for safe riding. Neill Sedgwick, the Road Safety Team’s motorcycle road safety coordinator, has just successfully completed the Institute of Advanced Motorist’s Masters programme, gaining a distinction, the highest possible award. The Masters programme is open to all […]

Somerset Moto Fest is back!

Somerset Moto Fest is once more almost upon us and it’s looking to be bigger and better than last year. Organised by Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team, the free event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 15 and 16 September, at the world-famous Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovil. It’s for anyone and […]

Get in gear for Cycle to Work Day

Road users in Somerset are being encouraged to stay safe on Cycle to Work Day with a little help from the County Council’s Road Safety Team. UK’s biggest cycle commuting event takes place on 15 August, aiming to promote the benefits of cycling to work instead of commuting by car. Cycling is a great way […]

Make sure your holiday gets off to a flying start, even if it’s a staycation

Get your summer holiday off to a flying start with some helpful tips from Somerset County Council’s road safety team. Over 50 per cent of Britons are planning on having a ‘staycation’ and holidaying within the UK over the summer. Holiday journeys are generally much longer than typical day to day trips but with a […]

Get the kids on their bikes over the summer holiday

Children across the county can learn to cycle safely this summer with Bikeability courses over the school holidays. The County Council’s Road Safety Team is working with sports centres to offer courses for children aged nine and above in year five and above. The courses are for children who can already ride a bike but […]

Somerset Moto Fest is back!

The second ever Somerset Moto Fest will take place in September, a free event for everyone with a passion for motors be they four-wheeled or two. Organised by Somerset County Council’s road safety team, the event will be held on 15 and 16 September at the world-famous Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovil. There will […]

Think Bike this Ride to Work Week

Somerset Road Safety and Avon and Somerset Police are urging all road users to take longer to look for bikes during Ride to Work Week. The Council’s road safety team and the police will be talking to motorcyclists in Cheddar on Sunday 24th June to offer advice, discuss further training opportunities, and have a cup […]

Avoid a World Cup penalty by having none for the road!

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is urging everyone to keep the roads alcohol free during the World Cup. Many people enjoy having a drink or two while watching the football, and with the World Cup kicking off this week this is something that will be happening across the nation. The road safety team want […]

Are you ready for World Bicycle Day?

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is asking everyone to share the road for International World Bicycle Day on 3 June. ‘Simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally sustainable means of transportation’ is how the United Nations describes the bicycle and to recognise its role as a mode of transport as well as its importance to […]