News: Education and Training

BURGESS HILL MPTC OPEN DAY, YOUNG DRIVER FOCUS – MAY 2023

Posted on Monday 15th May 2023 in All Road Users, Drivers, Education and Training

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership supported at the DVSA Driving Test Centre Open Day in Burgess Hill, on Saturday 13th of May, talking to all road users. The open day was for driving instructors, learner drivers, their families, and anyone with an interest in road safety, to have the opportunity to speak to road safety practitioners. 

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PROJECT EDWARD – MAY 2023

Posted on Monday 1st May 2023 in All Road Users, Education and Training, News

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership are supporting the 2023 Project EDWARD (Every Day Without A Road Death) week of action, which takes place between 15-19 May. This year's theme is 'Safer Mobility, Everyone's Responsibility'.

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Operation Safe Pass, Day of Action – April 2023

Posted on Wednesday 19th April 2023 in Cyclists, Education and Training, Motorcyclists, News, Pedestrians, Speed

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit (RPU) joined Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) working together to provide a day of education and enforcement. The activity was held on New Church Road, Hove – on Tuesday 18th of April, between 08:00-11:00, to mark Operation Close Pass day of action highlighting the importance of keeping at least the distance of another car (1.5m) away. This location was selected due to our data showing us that 50% of those killed and seriously injured on this road have been cyclists. This activity was aimed to increase awareness among other road users.

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POWERED TWO-WHEELER ENGAGEMENT – APRIL 2023

Posted on Monday 17th April 2023 in Education and Training, Motorcyclists, Speed

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership were at Madeira Drive in Brighton on Friday 14th April. Members of Brighton and Hove County Council, Community SpeedWatch and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service joined our Programme Delivery Officer, discussing motorcycle safety with members of the public. On a particularly wet and windy day, riders braved the conditions to join us, discussing training courses such as Biker Down and Bike Safe, as well as general rider safety.

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NFCC Motorcycle Safety Week – April 2023

Posted on Friday 14th April 2023 in Education and Training, Motorcyclists, Speed

Monday 3rd of April was the start of NFCC's Motorcycle Safety Week. The use of motorcycles increased in 2020 - 2021 by 17 per cent. Despite motorcycles making up around one per cent of vehicle traffic, in 2021 they accounted for 20 per cent of road fatalities and 12 per cent of road injuries in Great Britain.  This week-long campaign encourages Fire and Rescue Services, along with Road Safety Partnerships, to share road safety advice for riders and - no matter what level of experience they have - to improve their knowledge and skills by taking additional rider education. 

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