safety action day to be held at M5 services near Burnham-On-Sea
safety organisations are teaming up to raise awareness of the
dangers of speeding for an action day at the M5 Sedgemoor Services
event is being held this Friday, 15th July, by the Safer Somerset
Partnership, made up of representatives from Somerset County Councils
Somerset Road Safety team, Avon and Somerset Police, Southwestern
Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Devon and Somerset Fire
and Rescue Service and Highways England.
groups will be gathering at Sedgemoor Services on the M5 Southbound
to provide driver education and highlight the four most common
causes of casualties on the roads: speed, drink/drugs, mobile
phones and not wearing seatbelts which are otherwise known
as the fatal four.
will also be offering advice and tips on all aspects of road safety,
from tyre maintenance to motorcycle safety.
David Fothergill, Somerset County Councils Cabinet Member
for Highways, said: "Im always shocked by the statistic
that speeding is a factor in a third of all crashes. That to me
is a clear message that we can all take simple steps such
as slowing down to improve road safety for ourselves and
thanks go to all the agencies who are taking part in this action
day and I hope the event is a real success in reinforcing the
message that were all responsible for our own actions when
behind the wheel."