Do you have road safety concerns?
Speeding and anti-social road use can have a lasting impact on neighbourhoods and communities.
If you are concerned about road safety in your community, there are a number of steps you can take to report and help provide information on the issues you are facing.
TELL SSRP ABOUT YOUR CONCERNS:
- In order for SSRP to action concerns regarding road safety or speeding in your community, you will need to gain support from your Parish Council or District Council, or official representative for your community.
- You can find out your local council information here: https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council
- Your representative will be best placed to contact SSRP directly to proceed with escalating your concerns and liaise directly with SSRP to ensure information and data is gathered correctly. A number of considerations will be made to inform the most appropriate operational response from the Partnership.
- Once support has been obtained, your community representative can contact the SSRP Team here
HELP MONITOR SPEED AND EDUCATE ROAD USERS BY JOINING YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY SPEED WATCH GROUP:
- Community Speed Watch is an initiative where members of local communities join with the support of SSRP & Sussex Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices.
- Vehicles recorded exceeding the speed limit are referred to Operation Crackdown with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds.
- Volunteers receive appropriate training and are supported by Local Policing Teams.
- If you are interested in joining or setting up a Community Speed Watch group - get in touch with us today.
REQUEST A SPEED CHANGE OR SIGNAGE FROM YOUR LOCAL HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY:
- Your Local Authority are responsible for setting and changing speed limits in your area.
- You can also request traffic calming measures through your Local Authority, who will review the request in line with policy, consultation guidelines and funding.
- The use of speed limit signs are restricted by law. It is worth noting that traffic calming schemes can be expensive, especially if street lighting has to be installed or upgraded to reach the standards required by law, as well as any changes to drainage that may be required, therefore further options may be considered before proceeding with changing the speed limit. You can find out more and contact your Local Authority to discuss further by selecting from the following links:
REPORT INSTANCES OF ANTI-SOCIAL DRIVING TO OPERATION CRACKDOWN:
- Operation Crackdown is a joint initiative run by Sussex Safer Roads Partnership and Sussex Police, which gives the communities of Sussex an opportunity to report specific instances of anti-social driving, as well as abandoned vehicles on the road.
- Instances reported to Operation Crackdown are reviewed by a member of the Operation Crackdown team, and appropriate action and remedy is taken, if applicable.
- In order to proceed with reporting to Operation Crackdown, you must have a vehicle registration mark of the vehicle you wish to report.
- You can find out more about Operation Crackdown and what happens when you make a report by visiting www.operationcrackdown.org