Operation Crackdown – report anti-social driving and abandoned vehicles

Tired of seeing wrecked and abandoned cars in your neighbourhood? Fed up with anti-social behaviour from drivers? Don't put up with it – report it using Operation Crackdown.

Operation Crackdown Logo 2013
Operation Crackdown Logo 2013

What you can report

Examples include:

  • speeding
  • tailgating
  • mobile phone use
  • inconsiderate driving
  • driving without tax or insurance
  • under-age drivers
  • drink or drug driving
  • vehicles in unsafe condition
  • abandoned cars
  • untaxed cars and motorbikes

What you should do

  • If driving, pull over safely at the side of the road or ask a passenger to write down details.
  • Make a note of vehicle make, model, colour and number plate – this will help police enquiries.
  • Use house numbers (or shop names) and road names to pinpoint where the incident happened or where you spotted a potential abandoned vehicle.
  • Write a brief description of what you saw, while it is still fresh in your mind.
  • When at work or home, visit Operation Crackdown or call 01243 64 22 22 to record your information – this will only take a few minutes.

Your information will then be looked at and acted on if necessary by Sussex Police.

Who is behind Operation Crackdown?

Operation Crackdown is a partnership which includes:

  • Sussex Police
  • East and West Sussex County Councils
  • Brighton & Hove City Council
  • all East and West Sussex district and borough councils
  • East and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Services
  • Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs)
  • the DVLA.