As the weather has begun to warm up and evenings become lighter, many residents of Rye and the surrounding villages will experience loud engine noise from speeding vehicles, mostly motor cycles, as they are ridden in an anti-social way.
In response to an increase in complaints about anti-social driving, Sussex Police have launched Operation Downsway. Across the force it has been put in place to tackle this behaviour, an example of which is groups of motorcycles speeding.
An existing initiative, it is a joint campaign run by Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) and Sussex Police, which gives the communities of Sussex an opportunity to report specific instances of anti-social driving.
You are invited to report instances of anti-social driving using a quick and simple online tool http://www.operationcrackdown.org
Reports help give Sussex Police an oversight of when and where anti-social driving incidents in Sussex are taking place. In instances where there is sufficient evidence road users are contacted and educated by Sussex Police to highlight the impact of anti-social behaviour on the roads on the wider community.
All reports provide a vital oversight of when and where anti-social driving incidents are taking place, assisting in the long term operational strategy of colleagues within SSRP and Sussex Police.
A result of increased complaints may very well see an increased policing presence on the roads particularly at the weekend.
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