Tag Archives: road safety

Fewer collisions but small increase in number of road deaths in 2018

Newly released statistics show there were 971 injury collisions on Somerset’s roads in 2018 – the lowest number ever reported in the county. The number of people killed or seriously injured remained at 154, the same as in 2017 – although the number of road deaths did increase by 18 per cent to 26. This […]

Your chance to support vital road safety work in Somerset

A new initiative is offering organisations and businesses the chance to support important road safety work within Somerset. Latest data shows the number of injury collisions in Somerset was the lowest ever last year – but there was an increase in the number of people killed or seriously injured. Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team […]

Key Bridgwater cycle link set to complete this week

Key road works, including improvements to walking and cycling routes in Bridgwater are set to finish in their entirety this week, with the one way system ending ahead of schedule. The works included County Council schemes to improve cycle and footways between the Wylds Rd/The Drove junction and the A39 Bath Road, and improve the […]

Scheme to improve cyclist safety completed

Somerset County Council has recently completed work to help improve cyclist safety on Station Road in Taunton. They include a wider cycle lane, box junction markings and warning signs to help drivers be aware of cyclists. They have been carried out after the Council’s Road Safety Team identified a cluster of injury collisions involving cyclists […]

Somerset Motofest is back!

Somerset Motofest – it’s back for the third year running and is anticipated to be bigger and better than before. Organised by Somerset County Council’s road safety team, and sponsored by IAM RoadSmart, Rowcliffes of Taunton and Bransons Motorcycles, Somerset Motofest takes place on Saturday and Sunday, 22 and 23 June, at the world-famous Fleet […]

Drive Safer for Longer with Route 60+

Somerset County Council’s Route 60+ driver training programme helps senior drivers stay safe on the roads. Elderly drivers have hit the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons, especially as statistically speaking they are one of the safest driver age groups. Older drivers have a wealth of experience that can prove invaluable when assessing potentially […]

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 […]