Road Safety Week – next week

You might like to take a look at this, the light of our concerns about speed through our village – there is an interesting web site to look at:

Aiding Police and Community cooperation

“Next week (8th-14th May 2017) sees that fourth annual UN Road Safety week and this year’s theme is speed related. We (SSRP/Sussex Police) do not always support the UN Road Safety weeks as some time the topics or aims of the campaign are not relevant to the UK or do not fit in with national or regional priorities. However as this year’s campaign is speed related the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership and Sussex Police are supporting the campaign.

The week will focus on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. Speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half in low- and middle-income countries.

Countries successfully reducing road traffic deaths have done so by prioritising safety when managing speed and, according to the UN website, the proven strategies to address speed include:

Building or modifying roads to include features that calm traffic
Establishing speed limits to the function of each road
Enforcing speed limits
Installing in-vehicle technologies
Raising awareness about the dangers of speeding.
The Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week seeks to increase understanding of the dangers of speed and generate action on measures to address speed, thereby saving lives on the roads. More information can be found on their website at
The campaign is being promoted through Twitter and please can coordinators use the hashtag of #slowdown when messaging about any speed related issues throughout this campaign.

The SSRP casualty reduction officers will be getting out and about around the county and will be seeking to support the CSW groups with enforcement in areas where the CSW data shows high speeds and we will also be seeking to get out to areas where complaints have been raised by the CSW groups.

Many thanks and kind regards,

Phil Badman

Acting Sergeant CB049

Surrey Police and Sussex Police – Operations Command

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership

Shoreham Police Station, Ham Road, Shoreham-By-Sea BN43 6PA

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