News: Education and Training

South of England Show – June 2024

Posted on Friday 14th June 2024 in All Road Users, Education and Training, Safety Cameras, Speed

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership have got a long standing relationship with the showground, being invited to many of their events to provide their visitors with much needed road safety advice. The event appeals to all ages, meaning there is a variety of road users that attend. Working in collaboration with Sussex Police’s Rural Crime Team, we can support residents of Sussex and visitors, the opportunity to speak to representatives from a wealth of organisations. We had Partners from West Sussex East Sussex County Councils join us at the event, brining a wealth of knowledge on specialised topics including school crossing patrols, cycle safety courses for schoolchildren, potholes and much more. Listening and supporting those living in rural communities and aiding them with road safety-related support highlights the importance of our attendance.

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ROADPEACE CHALLENGE 2024

Posted on Monday 20th May 2024 in All Road Users, Education and Training

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership staff were joined by colleagues from Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, South East Coast Ambulance Service, Sussex Police, and West Sussex County Council at Hove Lawns for a minute’s silence to remember the victims of road traffic collisions. Partners collectively walked over 200 miles from two locations, with journeys ending at the Peace Statue in Hove.

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COMMUNITY SPEEDWATCH ENGAGEMENT, UCKFIELD – APRIL 2024

Posted on Monday 8th April 2024 in Drivers, Education and Training, Speed

To support the Community SpeedWatch Programme (CSW), its Coordinators, and Parish Councils, Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) conducts sessions called Speed Education (Speed ED). This educational intervention is valued by the Community Safety Teams as an excellent engagement tool to combat inappropriate speeding. Speed ED sessions support community engagement and address residential concerns, alongside providing support to CSW groups, and contributing to Operation activity.

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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: MOBILE PHONES – FEBRUARY/ MARCH 2024

Posted on Tuesday 12th March 2024 in All Road Users, Drivers, Education and Training

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) supported the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) mobile phone campaign, targeting motorists who use their handheld device at the wheel; through education. It is a significant contributory factor to many serious and fatal road traffic collisions in Sussex. Not only is it extremely dangerous, it’s also illegal and carries a minimum fine of £200 and six points. With the focus being distracted driving, this allowed SSRP to disseminate other relevant information relating to the ‘Fatal 5’.

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