Casualty Reduction Team - ESCC

At East Sussex County Council, we believe in building a better-connected East Sussex – one that connects people with businesses and places.

The Casualty Reduction Team focuses on crash site history across the county’s road network. We work to implement a programme of measures to address and fundamentally reduce crash sites and casualties. Through effective use of resources, we utilise data led insights to give the broadest understanding of the principles of crash investigation and appropriate mitigating measures.

We want to be realistic about what we’re able to achieve with our resources. Reducing road safety and casualties is a priority for us and everyone that works within the Road Safety team. To achieve out goals we need to understand where and why crashes are occurring. What are the factors involved and how do we streamline resources to maximise our analysis.

Our work

The Road Safety Engineering Team is responsible for the identification of appropriate casualty reduction interventions in line with our statutory duty and agreed priorities and working practices. They are the subject experts on all issues relating to road safety practice and engineering interventions. This includes Road Safety Audit, technical standards, traffic signing, passive safety, and national best practice. They provide advice to our Development Control Team, Highway designers and colleagues in the Infrastructure Planning Team on all aspects of road safety policy and practice.

When the annual road safety programme of work has been agreed they work closely with our Local Traffic and Safety Team to deliver a range of interventions designed to positively contribute to casualty reduction.

The Team

The Road Safety Team is responsible for a wide range of services:

  • Identification of crash sites
  • Assessment of safe routes
  • Road Safety Audit
  • Handling enquiries from members of the public, town/parish councils, councillors and MPs on all road safety and traffic management issues
  • Assessing requests for traffic signs and road markings
  • Speed limit assessments
  • Fatal road crash liaison with Sussex Police
  • Active member of the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP)
  • School Crossing Patrols
  • Road Safety Education (with the SSRP)
  • Driver Training
  • Cycle Training including Bikeability training and Wheels for All

The team is made up of highly motivated individuals experienced in their field of expertise who have a desire to deliver a professional service to our communities.


Senior Casualty Reduction Officer

We’re looking for an experienced Road Safety Engineer to join us and help reduce casualties on the roads of East Sussex. You’ll work closely with the Principal Road Safety Engineer to identify crash sites and routes through innovative data analysis. You’ll be responsible for updating, maintaining and reviewing our crash mapping system (AccsMap) and able to interpret crash analysis to make recommendations for intervention and crash benefit ratios. With excellent communications skills, you’ll have the confidence to influence stakeholders across the remit of road safety. Sound interesting? Click here to find out more.