According to the Road Safety Foundation, the number of fatal and serious crashes in the South West has increased by 10% in five years.Read the full story ›
Mel Fordham says her daughter can unbuckle herself from her car seat which is putting her life at risk.Read the full story ›
The friends of a man who died when he was thrown from the cab of his tractor have started a campaign to get farmers to wear seat belts.Read the full story ›
Jesse Norman MP says he will look at safety improvements on the North Devon link road after yesterday's crash in which three people died.Read the full story ›
Children and their parents held a pedestrianised protest in Bristol today to highlight proposed cuts in lollipop patrols.Read the full story ›
A Bristol MP has welcomed a new road safety campaign after the tragic death of a three year old crushed by a runaway trailer.Read the full story ›
The tragic death of a three-year-old boy who was crushed by a runaway trailer has led to a new road safety campaign.Read the full story ›
A new safety campaign has launched in Bristol to remind drivers to look out for lollipop people. A report by School Crossing Patrols has found an increasing number of motorists are failing to stop at crossings. The city's Mayor George Ferguson is supporting the initiative.
Pupils from St John's C of E Academy in Coleford, Gloucestershire have been monitoring the speed of motorists near their school.
The pupils from Year 5 and 6 spent an hour at the roadside, supported by Police, the local Street Warden and representatives of Two Rivers Housing.
The youngsters asked several drivers to pull over and talked to them about their speed. They asked them to consider slowing down and handed out mock tickets as a reminder.
Julie Griffiths, Deputy Headteacher at St John’s Academy, said: “The children took their responsibility very seriously. They couldn't wait to tell me that one driver was travelling at 37mph and another at 45mph!
This is a message to all of us to slow down when driving. Thank you to everyone involved in the project.”
A woman whose 13-year-old daughter was killed by a speeding driver says she hopes her death can be a warning to others. Amy Hofmeister died while cycling in Taunton three years ago. Now her mother Jane's campaign has won charitable status and she wants her message to go nationwide.
Leonard Jones was racing his girlfriend home from the pub when the crash happened. He was jailed for seven years. His girlfriend Leanne Burnell, who encouraged him, was sentenced to three and a half years.