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Sussex Police support ‘European Day Without A Road Death’

A total of 54 people died as a result of collisions in Sussex last year.

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Today, Sussex Police have announced their participation in an awareness campaign that aims to make road safety a more prominent issue for people.

Project EDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death) is an awareness campaign that aims to bring casualty reduction and road safety to the forefront of people’s minds for a day. This year it is on Wednesday the 19th of September.

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TISPOL, the European Traffic Police network, are coordinating this day after figures for fatalities on the continent’s roads reached over 25,000 last year. In Great Britain there were over 25,000 serious injury collisions and over 1,700 fatalities. Sussex had over 1,000 serious injury collisions and 54 people died.

Sergeant Phil Badman, Sussex Safer Roads Partnerships Casualty Reduction Sergeant, said: “The partnership is always keen to support Project Edward and with our promotional work, enforcement and education, we hope to make an impact. I would encourage all road users to share the road, think safety first and help to make Project Edward a success.”

To support this day and the work carried out by Sussex Police, East Sussex and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Services, and local authorities, people can sign up to the pledge, committing to become a better driver and encouraging friends and family to do the same and make the roads that little bit safer for all.

You can make the pledge here.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police added:

“Together, we can help to reduce the amount of killed or seriously injured collisions that we suffer each year – take the pledge and make it a way of life.”

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Bus and car accident causes traffic mayhem on Woodfield Rd

Traffic is being diverted

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Drivers are being asked to avoid Woodfield Rd in Northgate following a bad accident between a bus and a Toyota Rav4 this evening.

The collision occured as rush hour was coming an end.

An ambulance was dispatched to the scene and multiple police cars were in attendance diverting traffic around the scene.

The front side of the bus can be seen severly damaged and the whole front of the Toyota is crumpled in.

It is not yet known if anyone was hurt.

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