Operation Crackdown

Operation Crackdown is a joint initiative run by the SSRP and Sussex Police which gives the Sussex community an opportunity to report specific instances of anti-social driving/riding as well as any abandoned vehicles left on the roads.

Launched in 2007, use of Operation Crackdown has risen steadily with approximately 900 reports being received each month.

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What constitutes as anti-social driving?

The phrase ‘anti-social driving/riding’ can cover many different behaviours on the road which may include:

  • Speeding by individuals
  • Using a mobile phone at the wheel
  • Not wearing a seat belt
  • Careless/aggressive driving

It is important to note that Operation Crackdown should NOT be used for emergency situations (such as obvious drink-driving) – these should be reported via the 999 emergency number.

The project also targets specific instances of antisocial behaviour, and should not be used for reporting generalised speeding complaints in an area. If you wish to comment on specific roads or areas, you should contact your local highway authority with all of the details and one of the team will look into it as soon as possible.

How can you report anti-social driving/riding?

Operation Crackdown has its own dedicated website which you can use to report anti-social driving/riding.

What information will you need?

In order to make a full Operation Crackdown report, you will need the following:

  • The vehicle’s make, model and licence plate number.
  • The location of the incident – the more information you can give, the better.
  • Any more information about the driver/rider – rough age and gender.
  • You will be asked for your contact details at the end of the form. These will help us keep you up to date and also give us the opportunity to contact you again should we need any more information.
  • You will not be identified if the offending driver/rider is contacted.