Tag Archives: speeding

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 […]

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 Friday 15 July 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 […]

Driving down speed in Watergore

A community-backed scheme to reduce vehicle speeds through a village in South Somerset has now been completed. Somerset County Council has been carrying out improvements along Harp Road (the old A303) which runs through Watergore between the South Petherton and Lopen roundabouts. The existing road is wide which encourages drivers to speed so improved signs […]

Speed cameras will be switched back on

Fixed safety cameras will soon be switched back on in Somerset after Somerset County Council agreed to sell the cameras to Avon & Somerset Constabulary for £1 each. The decision was made by Somerset County Council on Monday 17 February to transfer ownership of the safety cameras to the police. Last June, the Chief Constable […]