People urged to report speeding motorists taking advantage of quiet roads

Roads may be quieter, but the speed limit is the same – that’s the message from West Sussex’s road safety team.

Monday, 30th March 2020, 6:23 pm
Updated Monday, 30th March 2020, 6:24 pm
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With reduced traffic during the lockdown, Sussex Police has contacted the West Sussex County Council to say that some drivers have been tempted to drive too fast.

Roger Elkins, the county council’s cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, said: ‘As well as being against the law, speeding at any time involves unnecessary risks.

‘Emergency services and the NHS are facing immense pressure at the moment – being tempted to speed now risks additional strain on services if there’s an accident.’

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Mr Elkins added that those who do have to drive at the moment must still do so within the law.

‘Always drive, or ride, within the speed limit and at a speed appropriate to road conditions at the time,’ he said.

Anyone witnessing anti-social driving is asked to report it via Operation Crackdown online at