Category road safety

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: […]

Team set to make thousands safer on Somerset’s roads in 2022

Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team are gearing up for a busy calendar this year delivering vital information and training to people of all ages. In 2021 the team delivered courses, presentations, and educational programmes to 20,000 people across Somerset, covering all age groups – this despite face-to-face delivery only being deemed safe in May. […]

Stay safe and sober on the road this Christmas

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is sending out an important message to drivers – keep safe on the county’s roads this Christmas. As part of this year’s campaign variable message signs (VMS) will be used on roads around Taunton and Bridgwater to deliver some key reminders to drivers to steer clear of illegal and […]

Work starts on vital traffic calming measures

Measures to reduce traffic speed in Creech St Michael and make the village safer for pedestrians will be put in place later this month. Work on the scheme, which includes new signage and road markings to support enforcement of a 20mph speed limit is due to start on Monday 13 December. Somerset County Council  and […]

‘Tis the season to be gritting…

As days become shorter and nights chillier, Somerset County Council’s fleet of 23 gritters is ready to be mobilised as soon as the temperature drops below zero in coming months.

Be a road safety hero

Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team is encouraging all road users to become road safety heroes next week. Road Safety Week, which runs from 15 to 21 of November, is an annual charity event organised by Brake, which aims to highlight general road safety concerns whilst reducing the number of casualties on the UK’s roads; 2021’s […]