Category road safety

Drainage works to start on A358 in Combe Florey

Somerset County Council is carrying out essential highway drainage improvements along the A358 Williton Road, at Yarde Farm in Combe Florey from next week (Monday 20 March). The scheme will see upgrades of drainage grips along the eastern verge of the A358 to allow surface water to better drain off the road surface and help […]

Council urges young drivers to ‘Think!’ before taking risks on country roads

Somerset County Council is backing a major new campaign aimed at younger drivers to raise awareness of the dangers of excessive speed on rural roads.  The Department for Transport launched its Think! campaign earlier this month on video and radio and the Council is set to roll out its own radio version of the campaign […]

Image of Currymoor

Council closes A361 near East Lyng following EA advice as water levels rise with weather warning in place 

Issued on behalf of Somerset County Council and the Environment Agency Somerset County Council has closed the A361 across the Somerset Levels following warnings from the Environment Agency (EA) that floodwaters are likely to spill onto the road.  Road users are being urged to plan ahead and use an alternative route from 6pm this evening […]

Make sure you’re safe and sober on the road this Christmas

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is sending out a crucial reminder to motorists – keep safe on Somerset’s roads this year. Drivers mustn’t drive home after drinking alcohol. Your ability to drive safely can be affected after just one drink, and the effects of alcohol can also be felt the morning after a night […]

Learn about Somerset Road Safety’s Fatal Five

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is warning road users of the Fatal Five behaviours, which are the main causes of serious injuries and deaths on our roads. The team will be running a campaign on social media throughout December highlighting these factors in collisions and showing how road users can make sure they are […]

First Somerset school awarded Modeshift STARS

Kingfisher Primary School in Yeovil has become the first Somerset school to receive the nationally recognised bronze Modeshift STARS accreditation for providing safe and sustainable travel environments.

A371 set for urgent drainage and resurfacing works

A key Somerset road is the focus for important repairs this summer to protect the surface from flooding and ice during the winter months. Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is replacing drainage channels and gullies which are badly deteriorated on a stretch of the A371 near Wincanton in readiness for adverse weather. The work is […]

Road safety team advise against distracted driving

Drivers are being warned by Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team that   tough new legislation kicks in this week to punish mobile phone use at the wheel. As of Friday (25 March 2022), drivers caught using a phone while in charge of a vehicle can expect six points on their licence and a £200 fixed […]

Improvement scheme goes ahead on road serving Glastonbury Tor

Joint news release by Glastonbury Multi Agency Group and the National Trust: Work on a scheme to improve road safety near the north entrance to Glastonbury Tor is due to start next week. The Glastonbury Multi Agency Group (MAG) has worked with the National Trust, local farmers, and residents to develop a plan for Stone […]

Keep your eyes on the windscreen and not your phone screen

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is working with partners across the region to urge drivers to keep their eyes on the road. Driving while using a mobile is one of the top five factors in fatal and serious road injuries and research has found that drivers who use a mobile phone while driving are: […]