News: Cyclists

BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION LONDON TO BRIGHTON OFF-ROAD CYCLING EVENT – September 2023

Posted on Saturday 23rd September 2023 in Cyclists, Data, Education and Training

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) attended this year's British Heart Foundation’s London to Brighton off-road cycling event. A team of road safety professionals, including a colleague from Brighton and Hove City Council, where on hand to support any local and general cycling concerns. Over 2000 riders took on 61 miles of superb views and technical terrain, conquering Europe's biggest charity mountain bike event to fund lifesaving research!

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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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OPERATION SAFE PASS – SEPTEMBER 2023

Posted on Wednesday 13th September 2023 in Cyclists, Drivers, Education and Training, News, Speed

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit (RPU) joined Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) working together to provide a morning of education and enforcement. The activity was held at East Grinstead’s Fire Station – on Wednesday 13th of September, between 07:30-11:30am. This engagement highlights the importance of keeping at least the distance of another car (1.5m) away. This activity was aimed to increase awareness among other road users.

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NATIONAL DASH CAMERA DAY – August 2023

Posted on Saturday 5th August 2023 in All Road Users, Cyclists, Drivers, Education and Training, Motorcyclists, Pedestrians

The 5th of August marks National Dash Cam Day and is held to raise awareness about various road safety precautions. A dash cam is a small in-car camera positioned on the windscreen that records everything in front of and, in some situations, behind the driver.

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Brake Kids Walk – June 2023

Posted on Monday 19th June 2023 in All Road Users, Cyclists, Education and Training, Pedestrians

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership took part in Brake’s Kids Walk on Wednesday 14 June, supporting a local school in Shoreham, West Sussex, helping children call for safer roads in their community. This nationwide event is organised by Brake, the road safety charity, to help pupils promote the benefits of walking and learn about road safety. More than 600 schools and 90,000 children are taking part across the country.

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