Tag Archives: driving

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 […]

Stay safe if you’re driving home for Christmas

Somerset County Council’s road safety team has some helpful advice to keep you safe on the roads over the festive period. Winter weather conditions can make travelling at Christmas a hazardous affair so always check the weather report before setting off and adjust your driving to suit the road conditions. If you have a long […]

Park your mobile phone before driving to stay safe and avoid tougher new penalties

Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team is advising motorists to park their mobile phones before driving as new laws with tougher penalties come into place this week. From Wednesday 1 March, the law will change and drivers caught using a handheld phone will receive six points instead of three with fines doubling from £100 to […]

New Year’s Resolution? Lifeline transport service needs YOU!

Community-minded residents with a New Year’s Resolution to make a difference are being urged to consider volunteer driving. Volunteer drivers are needed across all parts of Somerset to help eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users get to and from vital appointments. Somerset County Council has around 200 fantastic drivers currently acting as volunteers, […]

Celebrating Somerset’s volunteer drivers

The important role of Somerset’s volunteer drivers has been celebrated at two annual ‘thank you’ events. A dedicated army of nearly 200 fantastic drivers currently act as volunteers for Somerset County Council, providing transport for eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users. They were all invited to meet up at events in Taunton and […]

Do you have what it takes to be a volunteer driver?

A transport service for vulnerable children and adults described by its users as a ‘lifesaver’ and a ‘godsend’ is appealing for more volunteer drivers. Somerset County Council currently provides transport for eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users, ranging from the elderly to young children. This includes trips to hospital for medical appointments, or […]