Somerset Council’s road safety team are continuing to provide free events for mature drivers this month.

Following on from Somerset Road Safety’s July event in Taunton, the team are coming to Bishops Lydeard on Friday 8 September. The event will run from 10am to 1pm in the village hall.

The team’s driving simulator can test reaction times and help drivers with their hazard perception – these are useful tools for younger and older drivers alike. The event is completely free of charge and hot drinks will be provided for those attendees.

Some of the team’s partners like Avon and Somerset Police and Devon and Somerset Fire Service will be attending, along with representatives of the NHS and some local solicitors who can advise on wills.

A spokesperson for Somerset Council said: “Our road safety team are continuing to travel around Somerset and deliver some excellent events for a variety of people.

“The event in Bishops Lydeard is sure to provide some valuable insight for mature drivers, but do not be discouraged if you’re younger and struggle on the roads; everyone is welcome.”

Somerset Road Safety provide advice to thousands every year through educational events; they run Bikeability courses for school children and train School Crossing Patrols. Please visit for more information and follow the team on social media – Somerset Road Safety on Facebook, @SC_RoadSafety on Twitter and @somersetroadsafety on Instagram.

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September 5, 2023

Blake Jones

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