Tag Archives: Somerset 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 […]

Don’t take a chance on your night of romance!

This Valentine’s, Somerset County Council’s road safety team wants to have a heart-to-heart about the night before and the morning after. Whether you’re being taken out for a romantic meal or having one lovingly prepared for you at home the chances are you’ll be accompanying it with a glass or two to of your favourite […]

Have your say on how to make Somerset’s roads safer

Residents are being urged to have their say on a new strategy which aims to prevent deaths and injuries on Somerset’s roads. The consultation is launched as it is revealed that 22 people were killed in 20 fatal collisions on the county’s roads in 2017. This is the lowest number of fatal collisions ever recorded […]

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 […]

Fewer casualties but more deaths on Somerset’s roads in 2016

Somerset’s roads are statistically the safest they have ever been – but sadly there was a small increase in the number of deaths last year. The number of people seriously injured on Somerset’s roads dropped by almost 16 per cent from 188 in 2016 to 158 compared to 2015, however the number of fatalities rose […]

Speed Down Save Lives for Road Safety Week

‘Speed Down Save Lives’ is the strong message from Somerset County Council and others promoted during next week’s Road Safety Week. Road Safety Week (20-26 November) is a nationwide initiative by the charity Brake. This year’s theme is speed – a factor which contributes to a significant number of fatalities on the roads. Brake is […]

Pink kittens highlight dangers of driving while distracted

Somerset County Council is supporting Think! road safety in its latest campaign to deter young drivers from using their mobile phones while driving. Research has shown that younger drivers are three times more likely to use a mobile phone while driving than older drivers. They are also less likely to consider using a mobile phone […]

Making Europe’s roads safer with Project EDWARD

A Europe-wide event which aims to reduce road deaths is being backed by the road safety team at Somerset County Council. ProjectEDWARD – European Day Without A Road Death – is organised by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network. Held this year on Thursday 21 September, the event is backed by 30 different countries and […]

Look out for one another on National Cycle to Work Day

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is urging road users to look out for one another ahead of National Cycle to Work Day. Next Wednesday (13 Sep) is National Cycle to Work Day with people across Somerset urged to leave the car behind and commute by bike instead. Cllr John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet […]

Gearing up for Somerset Moto Fest 2017

Test your riding and driving skills at a fun road safety event with activities for the whole family taking place near Yeovil next week. Somerset Moto Fest 2017 is a completely free event run by Somerset County Council’s road safety team and held at the Fleet Air Arm museum on Saturday and Sunday 9-10 September […]