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50 people killed on Sussex roads last year

The Argus: 50 people killed on Sussex roads last year 50 people killed on Sussex roads last year

THE number of people killed on Sussex’s roads increased last year.

There were 50 fatal road accidents in 2013, an increase on the previous year’s figure of 43 deaths.

West Sussex was one of the worst regions in the UK for fatal road accidents. 30 people died in road accidents last year, giving thecounty the eighth highest mortality rate out of 153 areassurveyed.

There were five more fatal accidents in West Sussex last year than in 2012 and 158 more accidents resulting in injuries, according to figures released by the Department for Transport yesterday.

Fatalities in East Sussex road accidents have risen from 13 in 2012 to 17 in 2013, and 30 more people were injured in 2013 than in 2012.

The county’s figures bucked the national trend, which showed that overall the number of road deaths fell by 2 per cent to 1,713 in 2013 – the lowest since records began.

James McLoughlin, from road safety charity Brake, said: “We believe even one death or injury on the road is too many, so it is concerning to see the number of people killed and injured on roads in Sussex has bucked the national trend and risen.

“It is also vital that the police and local councils prioritise road safety, so that we can hopefully see a reduction in the figures for Sussex next year.”

Figures for Brighton and Hove are more encouraging, as fatal road accidents in the city fell from five in 2012 to three in 2013.

Ian Davey, Brighton and Hove City Council’s lead member for transport, said: “The latest figures for Brighton and Hove are encouraging.

“They confirm that the council’s continued focus on speed management, the targeting of vulnerable road users and support for more sustainable travel is yielding results.

“We are particularly heartened that our collaborative efforts with Sussex Police and Sussex Safer Roads Partnership have led to significant reductions among high severity injury groups.

“However, we cannot be complacent and continued efforts across the authority’s service areas will enable us to keep saving lives, preventing serious injury, and making Brighton and Hove a much safer place to travel.”

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9:28am Sat 28 Jun 14

Be_Real says...

With regard to Brighton & Hove's figures, although it is great to see the numbers of fatalities reduced there is nothing reported here to substantiate the self glorifying statement from the council. For all we know, they did not even occur in the city centre where the new restrictions applied!
With regard to Brighton & Hove's figures, although it is great to see the numbers of fatalities reduced there is nothing reported here to substantiate the self glorifying statement from the council. For all we know, they did not even occur in the city centre where the new restrictions applied! Be_Real
  • Score: 15

9:40am Sat 28 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

Be_Real wrote:
With regard to Brighton & Hove's figures, although it is great to see the numbers of fatalities reduced there is nothing reported here to substantiate the self glorifying statement from the council. For all we know, they did not even occur in the city centre where the new restrictions applied!
Lower speed reduces severity of accident.

20mph makes it far more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists. It is not only about driving as fast as you can between traffic lights.

I wouldn't be surprised to see pressure to apply speed restrictions on many East and West Sussex roads.
[quote][p][bold]Be_Real[/bold] wrote: With regard to Brighton & Hove's figures, although it is great to see the numbers of fatalities reduced there is nothing reported here to substantiate the self glorifying statement from the council. For all we know, they did not even occur in the city centre where the new restrictions applied![/p][/quote]Lower speed reduces severity of accident. 20mph makes it far more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists. It is not only about driving as fast as you can between traffic lights. I wouldn't be surprised to see pressure to apply speed restrictions on many East and West Sussex roads. HJarrs
  • Score: -18

9:49am Sat 28 Jun 14

NathanAdler says...

If the police spent less time on the fracking saga and illegal traveller sites and more time on catching dangerous drivers more lives would have been saved.

Therefore EVERYONE who voted GREEN is basically a killer.

I am sure when they looked at their little Tarquin and Esmerelda tucked up in their organic woven eiderdown, they don't give a toss for the deaths they have indirectly caused.

The Green party is a party of hate, nothing else.
If the police spent less time on the fracking saga and illegal traveller sites and more time on catching dangerous drivers more lives would have been saved. Therefore EVERYONE who voted GREEN is basically a killer. I am sure when they looked at their little Tarquin and Esmerelda tucked up in their organic woven eiderdown, they don't give a toss for the deaths they have indirectly caused. The Green party is a party of hate, nothing else. NathanAdler
  • Score: 11

10:02am Sat 28 Jun 14

Be_Real says...

HJarrs wrote:
Be_Real wrote:
With regard to Brighton & Hove's figures, although it is great to see the numbers of fatalities reduced there is nothing reported here to substantiate the self glorifying statement from the council. For all we know, they did not even occur in the city centre where the new restrictions applied!
Lower speed reduces severity of accident.

20mph makes it far more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists. It is not only about driving as fast as you can between traffic lights.

I wouldn't be surprised to see pressure to apply speed restrictions on many East and West Sussex roads.
You may well be right, but as I said there is nothing here to substantiate the self glorified statement, so stop getting all defensive! Another way for pedestrians to feel safer, would be to stop jay walking and jumping over fences that are there to protect them and use designated crossing points instead. Cyclists can use the cycle lanes and comply with traffic laws such as stopping at traffic lights and travelling the correct way Dow one way streets.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Be_Real[/bold] wrote: With regard to Brighton & Hove's figures, although it is great to see the numbers of fatalities reduced there is nothing reported here to substantiate the self glorifying statement from the council. For all we know, they did not even occur in the city centre where the new restrictions applied![/p][/quote]Lower speed reduces severity of accident. 20mph makes it far more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists. It is not only about driving as fast as you can between traffic lights. I wouldn't be surprised to see pressure to apply speed restrictions on many East and West Sussex roads.[/p][/quote]You may well be right, but as I said there is nothing here to substantiate the self glorified statement, so stop getting all defensive! Another way for pedestrians to feel safer, would be to stop jay walking and jumping over fences that are there to protect them and use designated crossing points instead. Cyclists can use the cycle lanes and comply with traffic laws such as stopping at traffic lights and travelling the correct way Dow one way streets. Be_Real
  • Score: 15

10:45am Sat 28 Jun 14

Fercri Sakes says...

If the Brighton & Hove road death figures had gone up I would be the first on here to complain about the Green's new 20mph speed limits being a complete waste of money and all part of an anti-car, anti-British, anti-business Marxist conspiracy.

But as they have been reduced I'm going to complain that the speed limits are a complete waste of money and all part of an anti-car, anti-British, anti-business, Marxist conspiracy.

Greens! Stop crippling this city and sending us back to the Stone Age with your parks, increased visitor numbers, booming economy and pedestrianisation!
If the Brighton & Hove road death figures had gone up I would be the first on here to complain about the Green's new 20mph speed limits being a complete waste of money and all part of an anti-car, anti-British, anti-business Marxist conspiracy. But as they have been reduced I'm going to complain that the speed limits are a complete waste of money and all part of an anti-car, anti-British, anti-business, Marxist conspiracy. Greens! Stop crippling this city and sending us back to the Stone Age with your parks, increased visitor numbers, booming economy and pedestrianisation! Fercri Sakes
  • Score: -3

11:13am Sat 28 Jun 14

bug eye says...

It would be interesting to know the situation of the 3 that were killed in Brighton and Hove, I think one was a foreign student on the new Lewes Road bus lane. How many have died from the effects of extra pollution due to traffic being held at the many new traffic calming measures. With 4 new sets of traffic lights on the seafront by the Regency Sq car park anyone eating on the pavement at the restaurants must be at higher risk now from higher pollution.
It would be interesting to know the situation of the 3 that were killed in Brighton and Hove, I think one was a foreign student on the new Lewes Road bus lane. How many have died from the effects of extra pollution due to traffic being held at the many new traffic calming measures. With 4 new sets of traffic lights on the seafront by the Regency Sq car park anyone eating on the pavement at the restaurants must be at higher risk now from higher pollution. bug eye
  • Score: 18

11:55am Sat 28 Jun 14

Man of steel says...

HJarrs says...
Lower speed reduces severity of accident. 20mph makes it far more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists.

Is this why they keep walking or riding out into my path without looking, because somehow they agree with HJarrs that it is pleasant to be run over at 20 MPH?
HJarrs says... Lower speed reduces severity of accident. 20mph makes it far more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists. Is this why they keep walking or riding out into my path without looking, because somehow they agree with HJarrs that it is pleasant to be run over at 20 MPH? Man of steel
  • Score: 10

12:58pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Nosfaratu says...

bug eye wrote:
It would be interesting to know the situation of the 3 that were killed in Brighton and Hove, I think one was a foreign student on the new Lewes Road bus lane. How many have died from the effects of extra pollution due to traffic being held at the many new traffic calming measures. With 4 new sets of traffic lights on the seafront by the Regency Sq car park anyone eating on the pavement at the restaurants must be at higher risk now from higher pollution.
I died of carbon monoxide and diesel particulate poisoning last week and must agree.
[quote][p][bold]bug eye[/bold] wrote: It would be interesting to know the situation of the 3 that were killed in Brighton and Hove, I think one was a foreign student on the new Lewes Road bus lane. How many have died from the effects of extra pollution due to traffic being held at the many new traffic calming measures. With 4 new sets of traffic lights on the seafront by the Regency Sq car park anyone eating on the pavement at the restaurants must be at higher risk now from higher pollution.[/p][/quote]I died of carbon monoxide and diesel particulate poisoning last week and must agree. Nosfaratu
  • Score: 0

1:17pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Martin999 says...

Will somebody please do us all a favour and take H Jarrs computer away from him? He just has to comment on every bloody item! We are sick of him.
Will somebody please do us all a favour and take H Jarrs computer away from him? He just has to comment on every bloody item! We are sick of him. Martin999
  • Score: 10

1:28pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Nosfaratu says...

Busses and trains packed with tourists and students and people who cannot afford to drive, main roads congested beyond belief, more deaths last year and today another serious accident on the A27 near Polegate.

The problem is that East and West Sussex County Council have not improved the transport system infrastructure for years, they alleviate transport problems by lowering speed limits, painting white lines and changing junctions. Pathetic, a joke. What we need are DECENT ROADS, like every other City in the First World. (or the North West)
Busses and trains packed with tourists and students and people who cannot afford to drive, main roads congested beyond belief, more deaths last year and today another serious accident on the A27 near Polegate. The problem is that East and West Sussex County Council have not improved the transport system infrastructure for years, they alleviate transport problems by lowering speed limits, painting white lines and changing junctions. Pathetic, a joke. What we need are DECENT ROADS, like every other City in the First World. (or the North West) Nosfaratu
  • Score: 9

1:30pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Nosfaratu says...

Martin999 wrote:
Will somebody please do us all a favour and take H Jarrs computer away from him? He just has to comment on every bloody item! We are sick of him.
WE ? Are you in a symbiotic relationship ?
[quote][p][bold]Martin999[/bold] wrote: Will somebody please do us all a favour and take H Jarrs computer away from him? He just has to comment on every bloody item! We are sick of him.[/p][/quote]WE ? Are you in a symbiotic relationship ? Nosfaratu
  • Score: -5

1:42pm Sat 28 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

Be_Real wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Be_Real wrote:
With regard to Brighton & Hove's figures, although it is great to see the numbers of fatalities reduced there is nothing reported here to substantiate the self glorifying statement from the council. For all we know, they did not even occur in the city centre where the new restrictions applied!
Lower speed reduces severity of accident.

20mph makes it far more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists. It is not only about driving as fast as you can between traffic lights.

I wouldn't be surprised to see pressure to apply speed restrictions on many East and West Sussex roads.
You may well be right, but as I said there is nothing here to substantiate the self glorified statement, so stop getting all defensive! Another way for pedestrians to feel safer, would be to stop jay walking and jumping over fences that are there to protect them and use designated crossing points instead. Cyclists can use the cycle lanes and comply with traffic laws such as stopping at traffic lights and travelling the correct way Dow one way streets.
Sadly a very common car centric and selfish view.

We don't have jaywalking in the UK, we are not imprisoned to the pavement unlike the USA, where the pedestrian is criminalised. Jumping over fences demonstrates that crossings are not necessarily fit for purpose. With a 20mph limit it should be possible to remove many fences that are there to pen in pedestrians.

Good quality lanes obviously need to be rolled out over much more of the city, but they can't be constructed everywhere and don't and won't suit all journeys. Cyclists also have a right to use roads unless legally precluded from doing so. Fortunately, many one way streets in the city have been made two way with motor vehicles restricted to a single direction.
[quote][p][bold]Be_Real[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Be_Real[/bold] wrote: With regard to Brighton & Hove's figures, although it is great to see the numbers of fatalities reduced there is nothing reported here to substantiate the self glorifying statement from the council. For all we know, they did not even occur in the city centre where the new restrictions applied![/p][/quote]Lower speed reduces severity of accident. 20mph makes it far more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists. It is not only about driving as fast as you can between traffic lights. I wouldn't be surprised to see pressure to apply speed restrictions on many East and West Sussex roads.[/p][/quote]You may well be right, but as I said there is nothing here to substantiate the self glorified statement, so stop getting all defensive! Another way for pedestrians to feel safer, would be to stop jay walking and jumping over fences that are there to protect them and use designated crossing points instead. Cyclists can use the cycle lanes and comply with traffic laws such as stopping at traffic lights and travelling the correct way Dow one way streets.[/p][/quote]Sadly a very common car centric and selfish view. We don't have jaywalking in the UK, we are not imprisoned to the pavement unlike the USA, where the pedestrian is criminalised. Jumping over fences demonstrates that crossings are not necessarily fit for purpose. With a 20mph limit it should be possible to remove many fences that are there to pen in pedestrians. Good quality lanes obviously need to be rolled out over much more of the city, but they can't be constructed everywhere and don't and won't suit all journeys. Cyclists also have a right to use roads unless legally precluded from doing so. Fortunately, many one way streets in the city have been made two way with motor vehicles restricted to a single direction. HJarrs
  • Score: -13

5:54pm Sat 28 Jun 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Martin999 wrote:
Will somebody please do us all a favour and take H Jarrs computer away from him? He just has to comment on every bloody item! We are sick of him.
I agree with you - I don't read anything written by the **** and automatically score it down!
[quote][p][bold]Martin999[/bold] wrote: Will somebody please do us all a favour and take H Jarrs computer away from him? He just has to comment on every bloody item! We are sick of him.[/p][/quote]I agree with you - I don't read anything written by the **** and automatically score it down! getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 11

6:12pm Sat 28 Jun 14

bug eye says...

Nosfaratu wrote:
bug eye wrote:
It would be interesting to know the situation of the 3 that were killed in Brighton and Hove, I think one was a foreign student on the new Lewes Road bus lane. How many have died from the effects of extra pollution due to traffic being held at the many new traffic calming measures. With 4 new sets of traffic lights on the seafront by the Regency Sq car park anyone eating on the pavement at the restaurants must be at higher risk now from higher pollution.
I died of carbon monoxide and diesel particulate poisoning last week and must agree.
If you have underlying heart and lung disease or asthma the extra pollution may well finish you off, so slowing traffic and holding it up unnecessarily is a killer too. I am sure there will be a statistic somewhere.
[quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bug eye[/bold] wrote: It would be interesting to know the situation of the 3 that were killed in Brighton and Hove, I think one was a foreign student on the new Lewes Road bus lane. How many have died from the effects of extra pollution due to traffic being held at the many new traffic calming measures. With 4 new sets of traffic lights on the seafront by the Regency Sq car park anyone eating on the pavement at the restaurants must be at higher risk now from higher pollution.[/p][/quote]I died of carbon monoxide and diesel particulate poisoning last week and must agree.[/p][/quote]If you have underlying heart and lung disease or asthma the extra pollution may well finish you off, so slowing traffic and holding it up unnecessarily is a killer too. I am sure there will be a statistic somewhere. bug eye
  • Score: 8

6:29pm Sat 28 Jun 14

HJarrs says...

bug eye wrote:
Nosfaratu wrote:
bug eye wrote:
It would be interesting to know the situation of the 3 that were killed in Brighton and Hove, I think one was a foreign student on the new Lewes Road bus lane. How many have died from the effects of extra pollution due to traffic being held at the many new traffic calming measures. With 4 new sets of traffic lights on the seafront by the Regency Sq car park anyone eating on the pavement at the restaurants must be at higher risk now from higher pollution.
I died of carbon monoxide and diesel particulate poisoning last week and must agree.
If you have underlying heart and lung disease or asthma the extra pollution may well finish you off, so slowing traffic and holding it up unnecessarily is a killer too. I am sure there will be a statistic somewhere.
Why don't you find the statistics and post them up.
[quote][p][bold]bug eye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bug eye[/bold] wrote: It would be interesting to know the situation of the 3 that were killed in Brighton and Hove, I think one was a foreign student on the new Lewes Road bus lane. How many have died from the effects of extra pollution due to traffic being held at the many new traffic calming measures. With 4 new sets of traffic lights on the seafront by the Regency Sq car park anyone eating on the pavement at the restaurants must be at higher risk now from higher pollution.[/p][/quote]I died of carbon monoxide and diesel particulate poisoning last week and must agree.[/p][/quote]If you have underlying heart and lung disease or asthma the extra pollution may well finish you off, so slowing traffic and holding it up unnecessarily is a killer too. I am sure there will be a statistic somewhere.[/p][/quote]Why don't you find the statistics and post them up. HJarrs
  • Score: -8

7:57pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Be_Real says...

HJarrs wrote:
Be_Real wrote:
HJarrs wrote:
Be_Real wrote:
With regard to Brighton & Hove's figures, although it is great to see the numbers of fatalities reduced there is nothing reported here to substantiate the self glorifying statement from the council. For all we know, they did not even occur in the city centre where the new restrictions applied!
Lower speed reduces severity of accident.

20mph makes it far more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists. It is not only about driving as fast as you can between traffic lights.

I wouldn't be surprised to see pressure to apply speed restrictions on many East and West Sussex roads.
You may well be right, but as I said there is nothing here to substantiate the self glorified statement, so stop getting all defensive! Another way for pedestrians to feel safer, would be to stop jay walking and jumping over fences that are there to protect them and use designated crossing points instead. Cyclists can use the cycle lanes and comply with traffic laws such as stopping at traffic lights and travelling the correct way Dow one way streets.
Sadly a very common car centric and selfish view.

We don't have jaywalking in the UK, we are not imprisoned to the pavement unlike the USA, where the pedestrian is criminalised. Jumping over fences demonstrates that crossings are not necessarily fit for purpose. With a 20mph limit it should be possible to remove many fences that are there to pen in pedestrians.

Good quality lanes obviously need to be rolled out over much more of the city, but they can't be constructed everywhere and don't and won't suit all journeys. Cyclists also have a right to use roads unless legally precluded from doing so. Fortunately, many one way streets in the city have been made two way with motor vehicles restricted to a single direction.
Not a car centric or selfish view at all, although you do make me chuckle when responding with blatantly daft responses. If you actually bothered to read my post at all, you will have noticed that I was not talking legality but about people's laziness or stupidity! If someone is silly enough to walk out onto a busy road with traffic at 30mph, then there will be more taking a chance at 20mph. If hit, the incident may not be fatal but neither will it be a point of just dusting themselves down and jogging home! Some of the most serious incidents in recent years have been around St Peters church and involved people jumping the fence and being hit by a bus which was within its own dedicated and well signed lane. Cyclists have jumped lights on many occasions and I have almost been hit on a pedestrian crossing by someone who didn't give a **** on his bike. All road users need to work to a basic set of rules and they need to be both self aware and aware of others. Basic rules of self preservation!
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Be_Real[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Be_Real[/bold] wrote: With regard to Brighton & Hove's figures, although it is great to see the numbers of fatalities reduced there is nothing reported here to substantiate the self glorifying statement from the council. For all we know, they did not even occur in the city centre where the new restrictions applied![/p][/quote]Lower speed reduces severity of accident. 20mph makes it far more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists. It is not only about driving as fast as you can between traffic lights. I wouldn't be surprised to see pressure to apply speed restrictions on many East and West Sussex roads.[/p][/quote]You may well be right, but as I said there is nothing here to substantiate the self glorified statement, so stop getting all defensive! Another way for pedestrians to feel safer, would be to stop jay walking and jumping over fences that are there to protect them and use designated crossing points instead. Cyclists can use the cycle lanes and comply with traffic laws such as stopping at traffic lights and travelling the correct way Dow one way streets.[/p][/quote]Sadly a very common car centric and selfish view. We don't have jaywalking in the UK, we are not imprisoned to the pavement unlike the USA, where the pedestrian is criminalised. Jumping over fences demonstrates that crossings are not necessarily fit for purpose. With a 20mph limit it should be possible to remove many fences that are there to pen in pedestrians. Good quality lanes obviously need to be rolled out over much more of the city, but they can't be constructed everywhere and don't and won't suit all journeys. Cyclists also have a right to use roads unless legally precluded from doing so. Fortunately, many one way streets in the city have been made two way with motor vehicles restricted to a single direction.[/p][/quote]Not a car centric or selfish view at all, although you do make me chuckle when responding with blatantly daft responses. If you actually bothered to read my post at all, you will have noticed that I was not talking legality but about people's laziness or stupidity! If someone is silly enough to walk out onto a busy road with traffic at 30mph, then there will be more taking a chance at 20mph. If hit, the incident may not be fatal but neither will it be a point of just dusting themselves down and jogging home! Some of the most serious incidents in recent years have been around St Peters church and involved people jumping the fence and being hit by a bus which was within its own dedicated and well signed lane. Cyclists have jumped lights on many occasions and I have almost been hit on a pedestrian crossing by someone who didn't give a **** on his bike. All road users need to work to a basic set of rules and they need to be both self aware and aware of others. Basic rules of self preservation! Be_Real
  • Score: 15

11:25am Sun 29 Jun 14

Sussex jim says...

Can we have a breakdown of these fatalities,please?
Like, how many were killed in vehicles compared to the number of pedestrians or cyclists?
Can we have a breakdown of these fatalities,please? Like, how many were killed in vehicles compared to the number of pedestrians or cyclists? Sussex jim
  • Score: 2

10:33am Mon 30 Jun 14

wippasnapper says...

Ian Davey, said: “The latest figures for Brighton and Hove are encouraging. Maybe its time he started taking stock of all the people getting knocked down by cyclists riding on the pavement or using a crossing or crossing to one of those floating bus stops its perhaps good that not so many are being knocked down by cars but its time the cyclists had there fear shier of responsibility towards the safety of perversions.
Ian Davey, said: “The latest figures for Brighton and Hove are encouraging. Maybe its time he started taking stock of all the people getting knocked down by cyclists riding on the pavement or using a crossing or crossing to one of those floating bus stops its perhaps good that not so many are being knocked down by cars but its time the cyclists had there fear shier of responsibility towards the safety of perversions. wippasnapper
  • Score: 1
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