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Road safety

Road Safety

  • 2800 people were injured on the roads in East Sussex in 2016
  • 26 were killed and 525 people were seriously injured.
  • With an estimated population of 800,000 in East Sussex, Brighton & Hove, this means 1 in every 288 people were killed or injured in road traffic collisions.
  • An average of 10.3 injuries per day and a person killed every 14 days in a Road Traffic Collision.

Killed or Seriously Injured (KSI) have reduced by 8.9% between 2014 and 2015 

*Data obtained from Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) Data Portal

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

Project EDWARD


Project Edward - “European Day Without a Road Death” – is run by TISPOL, the European-wide Traffic Police network. It's target is that no one should die on the roads of Europe on 21 September each year.

It believes that changing people's behaviour is key to making roads safer and asks that people sign up to its pledge.


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

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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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