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Worthing Road Safety Engagement

14th December 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership continues to support local events and national campaigns throughout the year. In December, we will be visiting various locations around East and West Sussex, discussing local concerns and sharing new information and resources. This includes reiterating key messaging relating to not driving or riding under the influence, as well as increasing visibility when walking, cycling, or horse riding. To support this, we will be providing hi-vis equipment and literature to members of the public, at our public engagement at Sainsbury’s Lyons Farm on Thursday 14th December – hopefully see you there! We will have our ‘crashed trailer’ there to highlight the dangers of drink/ drug driving in the lead up to the festive period, where we see an increase in those choosing to get behind a wheel over the limit.

The purpose of this campaign is to increase public awareness on the dangers of drinking and/ or taking drugs before driving or riding.

  • In the UK, more than 200 people die every year, in a drink-drive related crash (Brake.org)
  • Alcohol is a depressant and even small amounts (such as ½ a pint of lager) affect reaction times, judgement and co-ordination. Alcohol also makes you drowsy and affects vision and how you judge speed and distance.
  • Drivers who drink-drive are also not able to assess their own impairment because alcohol creates a false sense of confidence. This means that drivers are more inclined to take risks and believe they are in control when they are not. For these reasons, the only way for drivers to be safe is to not drink anything at all before driving: feeling sober is not a reliable indication that you are safe to drive.

Details

Date:
14th December 2023
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Venue

Sainsbury’s, Lyons Farm
Downland Business Park, Lyons Farm,
Worthing,
BN14 9LA United Kingdom

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