Posted on Monday 5th June 2023 in All Road Users, Cyclists, Drivers, Education and Training, Motorcyclists, Pedestrians, Speed

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership attended the 999 Display on Eastbourne’s seafront Western Lawns. Resident have had the chance to see emergency response vehicles, get on board a fire engine or ambulance, try out the hoses, see arena demonstrations from the police dogs, sea rescues from the coastguard, and speak face to face to colleagues from a range of emergency services.

The event was organised by Sussex Police, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, South East Coast Ambulance Service, Eastbourne Borough Council, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the RNLI.

This year marked the 36th consecutive year that the free event has run on Western Lawns on Eastbourne’s seafront and thousands of visitors are expected to have attended! Sussex Safer Roads Partnership harnesses events like this, as opportunities to engage with members of the public to inform and educate them on road safety priorities, resources, and messaging. These engagements provide a platform to hold invaluable conversations with all road users.

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, Programme Assistant, Jessica Budd worked the event and said:

‘SSRP had an amazing weekend in sunny Eastbourne at their Emergency Services day. We engaged with lots of families, especially young road users, educating them about the importance of road safety. The drunk buster goggles were a huge hit with all members of the public – highlighting the important message of how alcohol can impair your vision and the danger this has if you were to get behind the wheel. We worked in collaboration with East Sussex Fire & Rescue, Sussex Police, SEAmb and many other great emergency services!’

Thank you to all those that took the time to visit our stand and who asked us a wealth of questions! We look forward to return next year.