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Crimestoppers is an independent charity where people can anonymously pass on information about crimes.
Between 2008 & 276 people were killed or seriously injured in alcohol related collisions in Sussex.
Do you know someone who regularly drinks and drives?
Don't delay, contact Crimestoppers now!
Arson & Incident Reduction Manager
This does not however reflect the downwards trend in Road Traffic Crashes with a year on year reduction of approximately 4.52% and an overall reduction of 24.7%, dating back to 2005.
If this trend continues we would expect injuries from road crashes to have dropped to 2,023 by the year 2015.
By working closely with the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership and other agencies we will continue working to change peoples' behaviour and attitudes through new and innovative schemes and activities.
Our ultimate aim is to reduce casualties on our roads.
Safe Drive Stay Alive is produced by a partnership including Sussex Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service and co-ordinated by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.
The objective is to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on the roads of East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.
The show explores the consequences of getting involved in a road collision.
It uses a DVD reconstruction along with live testimonies from emergency services staff and survivors of road traffic collisions. The show emphasises the dangers inexperienced young drivers may encounter, such as excessive speed, using mobile phones, drinking/drug use and peer pressure.
Experience and age are two defining factors for drivers on today's roads. Young drivers have a unique set of challenges facing them as they learn to drive on their own for the first time.
Research suggests there are three main factors that identify why young and novice drivers are at a greater risk. These are:
The New Driver Awareness Workshop is designed to increase new drivers' skills on the road
Driving after drinking can have devastating consequences and can easily result in the loss of life.
All too often we attend Road Traffic Collisions which have life changing impacts on families.
Every week in the UK, 11 people will die as a result of drink driving.
Young men in their 20's are four times more likely to be involved in drink drive accidents than any other age group.
On average, 3,000 people are killed or seriously injured each year as a result of drink driving.
Remember, there is always an alternative!
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.
TyreSafe is one of the UK's leading tyre safety organisations, dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers associated with defective or illegal tyres.
It was established in 2006 as a not for profit organisation and campaigns in line with current legislation and duty of care regulations.
Take time to see the evidence for promoting the use of winter tyres.