Council promotes junior driver courses

Young people are being offered the chance to learn what it takes to become competent drivers through a course aimed at the 16-year-olds. Would-be young drivers will learn road safety and have the chance to get behind the wheel on a private road network. During these practical sessions, they will learn basic car handling skills in a safe environment, on

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Councillors win fight for new crossing near sheltered housing scheme

Councillors in Kingswood are celebrating after a council committee agreed to allocate funding for a zebra crossing outside a sheltered housing scheme. Blackhorse Court on Blackhorse Road provides supported living for around 19 people with disabilities or learning difficulties. Residents had approached their local councillors about two years ago to see if South Gloucestershire Council would build a zebra crossing

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Consultation on improving road safety around Acton Turville

Campaigners are encouraging residents to have their say on proposals to improve road safety around the Cotswold village of Acton Turville. South Gloucestershire Council has launched a consultation on making the B4040 and B4039 safer as drivers approach Acton Turville, including a solar-powered and vehicle-activated ‘Bend Ahead’ sign and a reduction in the speed limit from 60mph to either 50mph

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£200 road safety scheme put on hold due to budget freeze (Kingswood)

Road safety schemes costing as little as a few hundred pounds have been put on hold by South Gloucestershire Council (SGC), according to a group of Labour councillors in Kingswood. Officials working for Conservative-led  SGC have had to stop working on small road safety schemes because transport chiefs in charge of the Council have frozen their budget. However, junior officials

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South Gloucestershire’s roads safer

South Gloucestershire already has some of the safest roads in the country but the latest figures show that last year they became even safer. In 2008 the number of people killed or seriously injured, as well as the number of slightly injured casualties, amongst all road users was the lowest since the council became a Unitary Authority in 1996. The

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