Tag Archives: road safety

HOGs help biker safety in Somerset

Somerset County Council’s road safety team has received a generous donation from Bridgwater bikers. At a recent Biker Down course in Taunton, run jointly by Somerset Road Safety and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, members of Bridgwater Harley Owners Group (HOG) kindly donated £1,000 to Somerset Road Safety in support of their work […]

Stay Safe on the Road over Christmas

Somerset County Council’s road safety team have some helpful advice to keep you safe on the roads over the festive period. The closer to Christmas it gets the busier everywhere becomes and as the roads are no exception, the chances are it’s going to take longer to get anywhere you need to go. The more […]

The morning after can be just as dangerous as the night before

With the Christmas party season in full swing, Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team is reminding motorists of the morning after drink-drive risk. Most people know the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and wouldn’t dream of putting lives at risk by driving home after a night out drinking. The dangers of driving […]

Keep safe on the road this winter

Somerset County Council’s road safety team has some helpful advice to keep everyone safe on the roads over the winter months. Heavy rain, high winds, ice, snow, and shorter hours of daylight can make driving/riding over the winter months a challenging experience. It’s important for road users to realise that road conditions can be challenging […]

Bike Smart for Road Safety Week

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is supporting Brake’s road safety week by urging everyone to bike smart.  Road Safety Week, 19 to 25 November, is an annual event organised by Brake, the road safety charity. This year’s theme ‘bike SMART’ aims to raise awareness of the risks cyclists and motorcyclists face when on the […]

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 […]