Warning to young drivers in West Sussex

A WEEK of action to educate young road users about keeping safe on the roads is set to take place across Sussex this week.

Monday, 21st November 2011, 10:00 am

The campaign is part of charity Brake’s annual Road Safety Week and this year’s theme is Too Young to Die.

It aims to appeal to young people, drivers of all ages, parents, the wider community and policy makers to work together to put a stop to the number of young people who lose their lives on the country’s roads.

In Sussex so far this year, nine people under the age of 25 have died in collisions. In addition, 201 people under 25 have received serious injuries from a collision.

Sergeant Carl Knapp, of Sussex Police’s Roads Policing Unit, said: “During Road Safety Week, Sussex Police officers will be working with partners to improve awareness among young people who don’t wear seatbelts, speed, who ride bicycles and don’t have appropriate safety equipment.

“They will also be working with partners to educate people about the dangers of being over the drink-drive limit the morning after and raising awareness about the risks of taking drugs and driving.”

To find out more about Brake’s Road Safety Week visit www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk.