In 2013 Sussex Police re-launched Operation Crackdown - a system that enables anyone to report anti-social driving and abandoned vehicles, either online or by phone.
Anti-social driving can be driving that is careless, deliberately aggressive or dangerous. If you see this type of behaviour it is important that you report it, so it can be dealt with in the most appropriate way.
Operation Crackdown is a joint initiative supported by Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP), Sussex Police and all local authorities in the county. It was first launched in 2002 as a way of reporting abandoned vehicles in Sussex and was expanded in 2007 to cover anti-social driving reports.
The system for reporting anti-social driving has now been made simpler, to encourage members of the public to easily and quickly report this type of incident and users can now keep track of the progress of their case with a specific reference number provided.
Incidents can be reported, either via www.operationcrackdown.org, or by calling 01243 642222, for those who don’t have access to the internet.
Members of the public who are reporting incidents must remember, where possible, the registration number of the vehicle, the make, model and the colour, so the police can identify the vehicle concerned and make contact with the offender.
Every report received through Operation Crackdown is viewed and a decision is made against a set criteria on how best to deal with it. In the majority of cases a letter of advice is sent to the driver or rider, but a report to Operation Crackdown can also lead to arrest and possible conviction, depending on the seriousness of the offence.
You can now report both anti-social driving and abandoned vehicles via Operation Crackdown.
Since the beginning of the year (2014) Crackdown has been working with the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership looking at how we can store the data that is generated by the reports crackdown receives. With over 157000 reports now on crackdown, this data can be used to provide an accurate picture of where anti social driving takes place.
The link below is the new "dashboard" for interrogating the data that crackdown receives. It also shows what crackdown did with the information. This is now public information that you can use - there is no password to enter, so please have a look and see what you think.
At this time crackdown is up to date with reports and currently processing speedwatch reports within 24hrs.
Road Safety/ASD Co-ordinator
Road Policing Unit | Operations Department
Surrey and Sussex - Policing Together
Sussex Police Headquarters, Church Lane,
Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ
Sussex Police Serving Sussex
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