A38 most dangerous road

THE A38 which runs through scores of Somerset villages has been listed as one of the most dangerous roads in the county.

THE A38 which runs through scores of Somerset villages has been listed as one of the most dangerous roads in the county.

The main road, which goes through Tarnock, Biddisham, Badgworth and Cross, has been given a red rating by Somerset County Council due to its high number of fatalities and injuries.

Officers are now looking at ways to improve safety on the route as part of the council's casualty reduction strategy.

Similar work is already being carried out on the A370, where signs are being put up to warn people of blackspots.


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Axbridge Town councillors are hoping the county council will do something about the dangerous junction at Cross as part of the strategy.

For years councillors have been appealing for something to be done about the notorious stretch of road and Compton Bishop and Weare parish councils have now teamed up with Axbridge to put more pressure on the county council.

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The aim of the strategy is to highlight any blackspots and problem roads to drivers.

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