Speed Check Under Op Downsway

Regular road safety and speed checks are conducted across the Lewes district each week, to enforce and to educate drivers around the Fatal5, and help to reduce the numbers of those killed or seriously injured across the district.

This week, efforts have been focussed on areas in Ringmer, and the coast with morning and late evening checks being conducted.

Various offences have been recorded, including drivers wearing no sealtbelts, as well as vehicle seizures for no insurance.

Do you know what makes up the Fatal 5 driving offences……

Speeding, using a mobile phone, drink or drug driving, not wearing a seatbelt and fatigue, all make up the fatal 5, and speeding is one of the number one reasons that make it more likely road users are killed or seriously injured following a road traffic collision.

This activity is supported by Operation Downsway, a force level initiative which commenced in September 2020 and which has been welcomed by communities across Sussex targeting the Fatal5 offences. Police will continue to commit resources to Operation Downsway at various locations across Sussex throughout the year.

This is in addition to routine roads policing 365 days a year.

To report an incident of dangerous or antisocial driving, visit the Operation Crackdown website online.