Somerset Central, South & East ranked 36 of 78 counties.

Serious crashes in the county fell by 3% between 2010-12 and 2013-15.

Unless road safety is improved, Somerset Central, South & East will fall short of international targets to halve road deaths within a decade.

Improved roads


from the M5 Edithmead (22) Interchange to the M5 Huntworth Interchange (24)

60% reduction in serious crashes

Number of crashes


2,773 Slight


486 Serious


82 Fatal


Cost of crashes


Annual total



Per resident


Risk rating

  • Low risk roads
  • Low-medium risk roads
  • Medium risk roads
  • Medium-high risk roads
  • High risk roads
  • Motorway
  • Single and dual carriageway
  • Unrated roads
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