THE public will find it easier and quicker to report bad motorists and anti-social driving say police as they relaunch Operation Crackdown.
The initiative, which enables the public to report incidents of antisocial driving, speeding and also abandoned vehicles, now has a revamped website.
Users can now keep track of the progress of their case with a specific reference number provided.
Operation Crackdown is funded by Sussex Safer Roads Partnership, Sussex Police and the county’s local authorities.
It was launched in 2002 as a way of reporting abandoned vehicles in Sussex and was expanded in 2007 to cover antisocial driving, including driving without a seatbelt, using a mobile phone at the wheel and ignoring traffic signs.
Operation Crackdown has received a total of 63,120 reports since August 2007. Last year an average of 1,200 reports a month were received.
When members of the public are reporting incidents, it is vital that the registration number is noted, and where possible the make, model and the colour of the vehicle is recorded, so officers can identify the vehicle involved and make contact with the driver.
Chief Inspector Natalie Moloney, from Sussex Police’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Members of the public will now find it easier and quicker to report incidents of antisocial driving.
“The system has been redesigned to give a better service to the public and provides an alternative way of making contact with the police.
“This innovative and accessible system enables the public to keep track of the progress of their case, at a time convenient to them.
“The new system will also enable us to identify trends and target specific activity which causes concern on the roads. We are committed to making the roads safer in Sussex.”
Incidents can be reported via www.operationcrackdown.org or by calling 01243 642222.