Road safety action week in West Sussex

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POLICE in West Sussex are launching a week of action from today to educate young people about keeping safe on the roads.

The week takes place as part of the charity Brake’s annual Road Safety Week and this year’s theme is ‘Too Young to Die’.

So far this year nine people under the age of 25 have died in collisions in the county – and 201 people under 25 have sustained serious injuries in collisions.

Sergeant Carl Knapp, of Sussex Police’s roads policing unit, said: ‘During Road Safety Week, 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 education people about the dangers of being over the drink-drive limit the morning after.’