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Winter roads warning

Drivers are being urged to make sure they are prepared for the winter. The Highways Agency wants everyone to have things like a blanket and thermos flask in their car, as well as making sure tyres are in a good condition.

Meanwhile councils in the region say they are well prepared for the winter, with most reporting an increase in their grit and salt supplies

gritter Credit: ITV News West Country

Fixers conference on road safety

Every two days a young person dies, or is seriously injured, in an accident on the region's roads. Now, a group of young people - including some from our region - have been at a conference to tackle the issue

As part of the FIXERS project that gives young people a voice, they want to influence a forthcoming government Green Paper on young drivers.


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Going potty over potholes

Potholes are one of those things which really get motorists hot under the collar, so you won't be surprised to hear that when we appealed for you to get in touch with your own horror stories, we were inundated.

The recent cold snap has made the situation on many roads much worse. Jonathan Gibson has been taking a look at a few of the ones you've highlighted:

Thanks to everyone who's got in touch with us so far on this issue - some amazing images and tales. It's been such a talking point that we've decided to try to find the worst pothole in the West Country.

If you've got any photos of potholes near you then we'd love to see them. You can either email them to us - that's - Tweet them to us or post them on our Facebook page.


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