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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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OPERATION SAFE PASS – SEPTEMBER 2023

Posted on Wednesday 13th September 2023 in Cyclists, Drivers, Education and Training, News, Speed

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit (RPU) joined Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) working together to provide a morning of education and enforcement. The activity was held at East Grinstead’s Fire Station – on Wednesday 13th of September, between 07:30-11:30am. This engagement highlights the importance of keeping at least the distance of another car (1.5m) away. This activity was aimed to increase awareness among other road users.

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COMMUNITY SPEEDWATCH MONTHLY UPDATE – AUGUST 2023

Posted on Wednesday 6th September 2023 in News, Speed

Community Speedwatch Sussex Monthly Update for August 2023.

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Ace Café, Brighton Burn Up – September 2023

Posted on Monday 4th September 2023 in Education and Training, Motorcyclists, News

On Sunday 3rd of September Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) attended the 29th annual Ace Café, Brighton Burn Up Reunion. Independently acclaimed as the World´s Coolest Motorcycle Event, the Ace Cafe Reunion 2023, saw many visitors. SSRP was joined by partners from; Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council and Sussex Police’s BikeSafe lead. The run, widely known as the Brighton Burn Up, starts at the Ace café on London’s North Circular and finishes next to the beach on Madeira Drive in Brighton; arriving to live music, stands, displays and much more.

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