A Sussex police roads network activity update for the week 16th September 2020.
During the recent months, both the PCC Office and Sussex Police have received numerous correspondence from residents and communities across Sussex in relation to anti-social driving / riding. Work has been undertaken to assess these issues.
The issues are at their worst during periods of nice weather, and especially on the weekends. The principle complaints are:
- The speed of vehicles
- The manner of driving or riding of those vehicles, and in particular dangerous overtaking
- The noise generated by vehicles, in particular motorcycles.
This week saw Project EDWARD days of action. The days of action have involved officers from Ops Command and local divisions together with camera safety partnership teams, community speed watch, Sussex Safer Roads Partnership and Drive Smart.
Below are some numbers to give an idea of the action we have been taking at a force-wide level. Hopefully in due course, we will be able to generate some numbers to provide an insight into the action being taken in your specific district.
Ops Command Activity
The following is the amount of action that has been carried out around the Fatal 5 (speed, seatbelt, drink drive, drug drive and use of mobiles)
|Section 5 (excess alcohol)||0|
|Section 5a (excess drugs)||2|
|Negative breath test||12|
|Drunk in charge||1|
Operation Krypton – to disrupt criminality on the roads
A number of hotspots have been targeted by Ops Command over the week as well as wider directed patrol activities to support the divisions.
Roads Policing Arrests this week :
|TWOC / Disqualified driving||3|
Sussex Safer Roads Partners
Operation Crackdown Reports
|Careless / inconsiderate driving||123|
|Close pass of a cyclist||38|
|Driving under the influence of drink or drugs||9|
|Driving whilst using mobile phone||19|
|Driving with no licence / insurance||15|
|Overtaking on double white Lines||7|
|Parking on zig zag lines||13|
|Red Light (including temporary lights)||16|
|Vehicle condition and use||10|
Community Speed Watch Activities
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4|
|DVLA Valid Records||774||1,290||1,416|
|Excessive speeder records||95||199||163|
|Max speeder 30mph||61||66||63|
|Max speeder 40mph||61||60||62|
Source: Sussex Police, Safer East Sussex Team & Prevention Team, Hastings & Rother
Image Credits: Nick Forman .