Safety on the roads

You’ll enjoy our quiet roads of the countryside but never become complacent. To stay safe on the road you need to concentrate at all times and make sure that you’re aware of your surroundings.

The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership brings together teams from Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Highways England, Sussex Police and West Sussex County Council, including West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. We believe that, together, we can create a safer environment for all road users, significantly reduce life-changing injuries and eliminate fatalities.

Using the wealth of knowledge and experience within the partnership, we aim to provide advice and support to all road users across Sussex.  We refine and develop strategies to promote road safety and to encourage everyone to consider how they use the roads and how everyone can become safer.

Many serious incidents that occur on the roads of Sussex are due to excessive or inappropriate speed.  The faster you are travelling the less time you have to react to challenging situations on the roads.

Safety cameras and high visibility mobile enforcement operations are two methods we use which help us to alter behaviour and reduce speed on the roads of Sussex.  We believe that a high visibility approach to camera enforcement is best.  In addition to camera enforcement, Sussex Police operate marked and unmarked vehicles to patrol the county’s roads.  They look out for speeding offences, anti-social driving, those under the influence,  individuals not wearing seatbelts and those that are distracted behind the wheel.  They also target those using the roads in such a way that could potentially cause harm to themselves or others.

Please stay safe and follow our road safety to help reduce the risk to all road users. For more guidance on road safety in West Sussex including speed limits, accident locations and more, please visit the West Sussex County Council here.

Steyning busy high street at a road crossing
A village road and buildings
A classic campervan parked up at West Wittering Beach with surfboards atop