Tag Archives: Somerset Road Safety

Horse sense keeps Somerset safe

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is encouraging a little bit of ‘horse sense’ to keep everyone safe on the road. Supporting the British Horse Society’s ‘Dead? Or Dead Slow?’ campaign, they are educating road users on how to pass horse riders safely. Everyone has a right to use the road and a responsibility to […]

Don’t get caught out the morning after the night before

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is supporting the national Think! campaign to highlight the danger of still being over the legal limit the morning after a night out drinking. Commonly held beliefs that a cup of coffee, a cold shower or a big fried breakfast will sober you up are false – they may […]

Gearing up for the Glastonbury Festival

One of the world’s biggest music festivals comes to Somerset next week – and Somerset County Council will be doing its bit to help keep the county moving. The Glastonbury Festival starts next Wednesday and sees around 200,000 music fans and thousands of cars descend on the very rural area around Pilton. Roads will be […]

Stay safe this Ride to Work Week

Look out for one another – that’s the message from Somerset County Council’s road safety team ahead of national Ride to Work Week (19-25 June) Ride to Work Week aims to promote the advantages of commuting to work on a motorcycle or moped. Somerset Road Safety is urging all road users to look out for […]

Help your children stay safe on the road by setting a good example

Somerset County Council’s road safety team is urging parents to set a good example when on or near the road as part of this year’s National Child Safety Week (5 to 11 June). The theme for the week, organised by the Child Accident Prevention Trust, is ‘Sharing is Caring’ – and Somerset Road Safety is […]

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 figures show number of deaths on Somerset’s roads in 2016

Road users are being reminded of the importance of road safety following the release of the latest figures for fatalities on Somerset’s roads. The statistics for 2016 from Somerset Road Safety show that 25 people were killed in 23 fatal collisions on the county’s roads last year. This was an increase by three fatal casualties […]

Road safety review shows drop in casualties

The total number of people killed or injured on Somerset’s roads fell to its lowest ever level in 2015. Figures show there were 1,455 fatal, serious or slight injury casualties in Somerset in 2015. This was down by 10 per cent from 1,623 casualties in 2014. There were also fewer deaths with the number of […]

Drive safely and for longer with Route 60+

A free course to help older drivers prolong their driving career while staying safe is being held as part of a special event near Bridgwater next week. Route 60+ is run by Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team and covers both how vehicles have changed over the years and also how driving skills and habits […]

Road safety teams highlight dangers of speeding

Road safety organisations in Somerset are teaming up to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding. An action day is being held on Thursday 26 May by the Safer Somerset Partnership, made up of representatives from the County Council’s Somerset Road Safety team, Avon and Somerset Police, Southwestern Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Devon and […]