Officers from the Casualty Reduction Team spent the morning with the teams from Biffa in Crawley and Littlehampton responding to Operation Crackdown reports.
Officers from the Casualty Reduction Team spent the morning with the teams from Biffa in Crawley and Littlehampton earlier this week (21st June 2021).
Sgt Richard Hornsey said, “We conducted this operation in response to concerns raised by the company regarding the safety of their operatives. There has been an increase in reports of careless and inconsiderate driving where motorists drive down footpaths because the driver doesn’t want to wait until the waste management vehicle moves on. This puts the safety of the workers and the public at risk. These vehicles are fitted with 360 degree cameras and where incidents of anti-social driving are captured, Biffa report them to the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership via the Op Crackdown website, which is why we’re here supporting their work today.”
Officers from SSRP respond to reports made to Operation Crackdwon, and where supporting evidence is provided, further action may be taken on drivers who fail to comply with road safety legislation.
You MUST NOT drive on or over a pavement, footpath or bridleway except to gain lawful access to property, or in the case of an emergency. You can report instances of anti-social driving or abandoned vehicles to Operation Crackdown: www.operationcrackdown.org