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UKROEd/ NPCC Roads Policing Conference 2023

Posted on Tuesday 17th October 2023 in All Road Users, Education and Training

Representatives from Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) attended the UKROEd 2023 National Conference, in association with NPCC Roads Policing, in Manchester this month.

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COMMUNITY SPEEDWATCH MONTHLY UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2023

Posted on Monday 16th October 2023 in News, Speed

Community Speedwatch Sussex Monthly Update for September 2023.

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Lancing Motor Show – September 2023

Posted on Monday 25th September 2023 in All Road Users, Education and Training

Through attending Lancing Motor Show, SSRP had the opportunity to engage with a variety of road users, promoting positive road user behaviour by all. Drivers were able to discuss advanced driver courses with RoSPA, and also received updated 'Safer For Drivers' booklets, which embed Highway Code updates and guidance in considering more vulnerable road users. Cyclists and pedestrians of all ages were also encouraged to use SSRPs hi-vis merchandise, including backpack covers, lanyards, snap bands, reflective clips, and drawstring bags, which was distributed, for free, to increase visibility and to drivers and other road users on Sussex Roads. The event was extremely successful, with a large amount of literature and merchandise, as well as words of advice, received well by visitors.

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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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