Despite the pandemic, SSRP continue in their commitment to provide road safety information to the public.
Safe Pass is an established initiative across Sussex, working closely with cyclists and drivers to positively influence behaviours on the road. Sussex Police officers work alongside SSRP to identify drivers that pass closely to cyclists. Identified vehicles will be stopped by Sussex Police officers who will escort the vehicles to a nearby site, where drivers will be offered the opportunity to receive educational information, as opposed to enforcement action.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, it has not been possible to engage with the public to deliver this initiative. However, despite unprecedented times, Sussex Safer Roads Partnership have created digital resources, shared across social media, highlighting 'Top Tips' for cyclist to keep themselves safe on the roads. Further information on how drivers can share the roads responsibly has also been shared across the Partnership platforms.
Sergeant Hendey, Casualty Reduction Officer at Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, commented: "We hope these videos serve as a reminder and helpful resource to those making essential journeys and taking part in active travel. We want to reassure the public that cycling safety continues to be a focus for the Partnership, and we will continue to develop and deliver resources that enable road users to travel safely across Sussex."
Close Pass incidents can continue to be reported via Operation Crackdown: www.operationcrackdown.org