Somerset council seeking to prevent deaths and injuries on roads

PUBLISHED: 17:00 03 February 2018

22 people were killed in 20 fatal collisions on Somerset�s roads last year.

22 people were killed in 20 fatal collisions on Somerset�s roads last year.

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People 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 after 22 people were killed in 20 fatal collisions on the county’s roads last year.

This is the lowest number of fatal collisions ever recorded in Somerset and a decrease by three fatal casualties from 2016.

Somerset County Council is seeking views on a new draft road safety strategy.

The council has the ambitious vision that no road user should be killed or seriously injured on the county’s roads.

MORE: New head of major projects will lead North Somerset road schemes.

Cllr John Woodman, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We want to take positive action and continue to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on Somerset roads.

“Every road user can play a part in improving road safety and we look forward to receiving feedback on our plans.”

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