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Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue
Somerset NHS
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Highways Agency
Driving Standards / Driving & Motorcycle Instructors
Advanced Motorist & Motorcycle Groups
Community Groups
Somerset County Council
Safety Camera Partnership
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OUR PARTNERS

Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue
www.dsfire.gov.uk
Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service has a significant involvement in responding to road collisions and so makes a valuable contribution to a co-ordinated approach to tackling casualty reduction. The Chief Fire Officers Association is developing a national road safety strategy which can be adapted to suit local needs.

Somerset NHS
www.somerset-health.org.uk
Road casualties have a major effect on the NHS. As well as reducing the need for hospital treatment, reducing the number of road collisions could help contribute to overall health improvement in the Somerset population.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust
www.was.co.uk
Emergency services such as the Ambulance Service play a significant role in attending collisions, treating casualties at the scene and getting them to hospital. Their response and actions have improved the survival rate of casualties. Reducing road casualties will help reduce the demands placed on the delivery of other aspects of the service they provide for the people of Somerset.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary
www.avonandsomerset.police.uk
Avon and Somerset Constabulary have a monthly thematic target approach to road policing across the area as well as an involvement in a variety of initiatives with communities, schools and road user groups. Enforcement of Road Traffic Regulations is one of many aspects that the police can bring to the co-ordinated approach to casualty reduction.

Highways Agency
www.highways.gov.uk
The Highways Agency is responsible for motorways and trunk roads throughout Somerset and, as a member of the Partnership, is committed to improving the safety of our roads. The sharing of ideas and initiatives will provide an effective reduction in casualties.

Driving Standards Agency / Driving Instructors Association / Motorcycle Instructors
www.dsa.gov.uk
www.driving.org
Educating new drivers/riders and continuing to improve driving standards is essential. Informing and encouraging drivers/riders to gain valuable experience at an early stage in their driving careers, will help avoid the high number of collisions involving inexperienced and young drivers/riders.

Institute of Advanced Motorists / RoSPA Advanced Drivers / Advanced Motorcycle groups
www.iam.org.uk
www.roada.org
www.rospa.com
Advanced driving/riding groups have a significant part to play in encouraging drivers and riders to improve their driving/riding standards. Volunteers help encourage other drivers to adopt a systematic approach and defensive driving/riding techniques which improve overall driving skills. An advanced driver or rider is up to 75% less likely to be involved in a collision.

Community Groups
Working with communities is essential in order to spread the road safety message and deal with the dangers posed by traffic within local communities. Speed and anti-social behaviour are often linked. This is an area where driver / rider education can reduce casualties and improve general behaviour.

Somerset County Council
www.somerset.gov.uk
Working with other departments within the county council is vital in order to be effective in the prevention of road collisions and their consequences. Already the county’s highways engineers are looking to engage with communities and groups when considering route improvements. Road Safety Education in schools is a long-term programme to ensure future pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and riders are equipped to use roads safely.

Safety Camera Partnership
www.safecam.org.uk
www.safecam.org.uk/speedchoice
Speed and red light enforcement will continue to be part of the overall casualty reduction programme supporting the Somerset Road Safety Partnership. Through the Speed Awareness Driver Education Programme ‘Speed Choice’, part of Safecam, the emphasis will continue to be on educating drivers to slow down rather than penalise them with points on their licence.

Other Partners
The list of partners above is not exhaustive and the Partnership will continue to engage with other groups who have an interest in road safety. In particular, the Partnership will be looking to work with businesses large and small. Given the number of drivers who are involved in collisions while driving on business, it is vital that we help companies deal with Managing Occupational Road Risk.
 
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