News: Business

Exchanging Places – March 2024

Posted on Wednesday 20th March 2024 in All Road Users, Business, Cyclists, Drivers, Education and Training

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) supported West Sussex County Council, at a cycle safety event on Wednesday 20th of March, 11am-3pm, at South Street Square, Worthing. The ‘Exchanging Places’ engagements aim to address the most common cause of serious injury and death to cyclists – collisions involving HGVs. A West Sussex County Council cycle instructor was present alongside SSRPs Programme Team, providing face to face road safety messaging and support.

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NPCC: Commercial Vehicle Focus – January 2024

Posted on Monday 29th January 2024 in Business, Drivers, Education and Training

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) supported and deployed our Casualty Reduction Officers (CROs), in response to the National Police Chief Councils (NPCC) Commercial Vehicle campaign. The week of action ran from 22nd of January to the 28th of January 2024. All forces across the UK also took part in this campaign to amplify the messaging nationally. The CROs worked in collaboration with Partners throughout the week of activity.

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NPCC: OP DRIVE INSURED – November 2023

Posted on Friday 1st December 2023 in Business, Data, Drivers, Education and Training, Motorcyclists

Insurance can be expensive and the biggest factors that influence premium are age and where you live. These are not the only factors that influence your premium. However, whatever the cost to insure your vehicle, there is no excuse for driving/riding without insurance.

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Posted on Monday 20th November 2023 in Business, Data, Drivers, Education and Training

Between Monday 13th and Friday 17th October officers from Surrey’s Vanguard Road Safety Team worked collaboratively with Surrey and Sussex’s Roads Policing Unit, Commercial Vehicle Unit and Road Safety Partnerships (Sussex Safer Roads Partnership and Surrey Road Safe) to carry out a special operation targeting distracted drivers across the A3, M25, A23 and M23.

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NPCC Vulnerable Road User/ Commercial Vehicle Engagement – September 2023

Posted on Friday 22nd September 2023 in Business, Cyclists, Drivers, Education and Training, Pedestrians, Speed

Officers from the Casualty Reduction Team at Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) worked in partnership with Sussex and Surrey’s Commercial Vehicle Unit to provide a morning of enforcement and education. The engagement was held on the A259, Brighton Road – on Friday 22nd of September, between 08:00-12:00. The 2023 NPCC: Vulnerable Road Users (VRU) Campaign took place from 11th – 24th September 2023. The purpose of this campaign was to reinforce key messaging in relation to the hierarchy of road users and increasing awareness. Commercial vehicle drivers have an obligation to be careful of the safety of other road users. Recent changes to the Highway Code created a hierarchy of road users, with those who could do the most harm bearing the greatest responsibility for road safety. That means commercial vehicle drivers have specific personal responsibility for ensuring the safety of those more vulnerable than themselves.

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