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37 Reasons to Keep the Romance Alive

This is an extension of the For My Girlfriend campaign and is aimed at the 17-24 age group (a third of all casualties are in this age group). The campaign reminds young drivers of their responsibility to ensure the safety of their passengers, often a girlfriend, and encourages female passengers to ask the driver to slow down if the speed limit is exceeded or they are being put at risk.

Pass Plus Grants
Did you know in the first two years after passing your driving test, newly qualified drivers are more likely to have an accident than at any other time in their driving lifetime? This is why the Somerset Road Safety Partnership is making grants available to encourage
those drivers who have just passed their test, enrole for Pass Plus.
Pass Plus is a scheme backed by the Driving Standard Agency

  
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(DSA) and leading insurance companies to encourage newly qualified drivers to become better drivers. For further information visit www.passplus.org.uk or ask your local Driving Instructor, Driving Test Centre or contact the Road Safety Partnership, telephone 01823 423 430 or e-mail roadsafety@somerset.gov.uk.

Route Campaigns
Highways engineers and road safety experts are working together with local communities to reduce the high number of injury accidents on the A37 in Somerset. Following this initial pilot scheme other routes within the county will have a package of road safety improvements designed after careful analysis. Driver education is key and a series of driver awareness courses are being offered to the communities who live and travel along these routes. For further information contact the Road Safety Partnership, telephone 01823 423 430 or e-mail roadsafety@somerset.gov.uk.

Bikesafe Day
Sunday 9th September, to be held at Taunton - Bikesafe Days offer motorcyclists, particularly those who have returned to two wheels after a break of some years, the chance to have their riding assessed by a police motorcyclist who will give advice on how technique could be improved. For further information contact the Road Safety Partnership, telephone 01823 423 430 or e-mail roadsafety@somerset.gov.uk.

Ride to Arrive
Motorcycle course 21 - 23 September - A weekend of rider development and assessment is offered for a nominal fee of £95. The course involves a mix of theory and practical sessions on advanced riding techniques. Police motorcyclists share their knowledge and experience to help riders develop and raise awareness of potential hazards. For further information contact the Road Policing Unit, telephone 01823 363200 or e-mail ridetoarrive@avonandsomerset.police.uk
 
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