Details of all upcoming courses are listed on the events page of the Somerset Road Safety website.
Schools education and training operates at several levels:
Presentations are provided after receiving requests from schools. These deliver road safety education to pupils aged 5 years and above. This can be followed by pedestrian training on the roads surrounding the premises.
Cycle training is split into two formats:
RoSPA – run by staff/parents wishing to deliver a cycle course at their school. It involves a Road Safety Trainer who will attend the school to deliver ‘Tutor’ training to the Staff/Parents. The tutors then run the course to fit in with either the school program, or out of school activity, (each session to be minimum of two hours). Certificates are provided on completion of course.
Bikeability – The National Standard cycle training scheme, delivered by Road Safety Cycle Instructors over a two-day period.
All of the above courses are arranged via schools. If a school does not provide cycle training – some sports centres provide courses during school holidays.
Anyone requiring more information can find details on our website or they can ring 01823 423430
All road safety training programmes held in schools are financed from public funds as part of the Education and Training budget. (A nominal charge may be made for cycle training if an instructor has to be brought in because volunteers cannot be recruited). However, it is unlikely that a child would be denied training due to financial restrictions.
Yes, we have a programme suitable for children and adults with special needs or learning difficulties. It is called “Step in the Right Direction”, and is a highly praised training package with DVDs designed to help them cross roads safely.
Simply phone 01823 423430 and ask for Rina Cameron. Further details about the workshop can be discussed on the phone.
Complete the form on the Somerset County Council website.
Contact your local Constabulary beat officer – details are available on the Avon and Somerset Constabulary website at: http://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact/
In the first instance contact your local Parish Council.
Somerset Road Safety has a comprehensive database of all reported injury collisions throughout Somerset. We can provide specific information upon request, but please note this may incur a charge. To request information please complete the accident data request form on the Somerset Road Safety website.
Somerset Road Safety will assist anyone with Road Safety issues. More specifically, we are currently designing a driver-training programme to support local business with driver fleets, to assist them with driver training and dealing with corporate legislation.
Somerset Road Safety
Tel 01823 423430
Fax 01823 423439