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Road safety

Road Safety

  • 2686 people were injured on the roads in East Sussex in 2013
  • 20 were killed and 461 people were seriously injured.
  • With an estimated population of 800,000 in East Sussex Brighton & Hove, this means 1 in every 298 people were killed or injured in road traffic collisions last year
  • There were 7.3 injuries per day and every 18 days someone was killed in a Road Traffic Collision.

Road Traffic Collisions Casualties are reducing year on year, in from 2011 to 2012 there was a reduction of 2.34% and there is an overall reduction of 25.03% since 2005.

If this trend continues we would expect casualties from Road Traffic Collisions to have dropped to 2486 by the year 2015.

Drink/Drug Driving

Keys and drink

Driving after drinking or using drugs can have devastating consequences and can easily result in the loss of life.

Every week in the UK, 11 people will die as a result of drink driving.


motorbike wheels

Aiming for a reduction in motorcycle related fatalities and serious injuries on Sussex road.  We have an number of motorcycling initiatives

Safe Drive Stay Alive

Damaged car

A partnership including Sussex Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service and co-ordinated by East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.

Aiming to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on the roads of East Sussex and Brighton & Hove.

Operation Crackdown

Operation crackdown

A joint initiative run by the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership 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.

Tyre Safe

Wheels on rainy road

One of the UK's leading tyre safety organisations, dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of using defective or illegal tyres. Established as a not for profit organisation Tyre Safe campaigns in line with current legislation and duty of care regulations.

Summer Driving

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The roads around East Sussex and Brighton and Hove can become very busy over the summer period, with horses and farm vehicles, cyclists and motorbikes, caravans and cars. 

Here are some simple steps people can take to ensure they are looking out for each other.

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