Concerned About Speeding In Your Area?
Speeding and anti-social driving can have a lasting impact on neighbourhoods and communities. If you are concerned about speeding in your community, there are a number of steps you can take to report and help resolve the issue:
REPORT ANTI-SOCIAL DRIVING TO OPERATION CRACKDOWN
- Operation Crackdown is an educational 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.
- Reports made to Operation Crackdown help provide an oversight of when and where anti-social driving incidents in Sussex are taking place.
- Instances reported to Operation Crackdown are independetly reviewed by a member of the Operation Crackdown team, and appropriate action and remedy is taken, if applicable.
- You can find out more about Operation Crackdown and what happens when you make a report by visiting www.operationcrackdown.org
JOIN OR SET UP A LOCAL COMMUNITY SPEEDWATCH GROUP
- Community Speedwatch is a national iniative where active members of local communities join with the support of Sussex Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices.
- Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to Sussex Police with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds.
- In cases where education is ignored, or there is evidence of repeat or exccessive offences, enforcement and prosecution may follow.
- Volunteers receive appropriate training and are supported by Local Policing Teams.
- If you are interested in joining or setting up a Community Speedwatch Group - get in touch with us today
REQUEST A SPEED CHANGE OR SIGNAGE FROM YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL
- Your local council are responsible for setting speed limits in your area.
- Other traffic calming measures may tackle speeding in your area. You can request traffic calming measures through your local council, who will review the request in line with policy, consultation guidelines and funding.
- The use of speed limit signs is restricted by law. The existence of a system of street lighting in an area indicates that a 30mph speed limit applies (unless signed otherwise) and prohibits the installation of 30mph repeaters.
- 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
REQUEST SPEED CAMERA PRESENCE IN YOUR AREA
- If you feel there is a location where there is a speed issue, you can refer your concerns to either your local PCSO, your local Police Station or Sussex Safer Roads Partnership.
- Fixed camera technology installation is subject to the location attaining sufficient criteria scoring when utilising collision data.
- The criteria is a points based matrix, set out by the Department for Transport, whereby collisions are graded by severity and an overall score provided for locations.
- Dependant on the location scoring, the most appropriate technology would be applied and deployed to influence driver behaviour with the aim of reducing collisions and casualty severity.