Help us with traffic evidence. Brighton City Council have advised us they take photographic and video evidence very seriously. Please take photos or videos of congestion, large lorries or vehicles mounting the kerbside. Please send any photos or videos that you can take. These pictures would not exist here if it was not for you. Thank you.
You can report traffic offences/oversized vehicles to Andrew McAllister who is the area Police contact, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact the Traffic Wardens on 0345 603 5469, option 2.
These first two photographs were taken back in November 2009 when a huge lorry got stuck on Rottingdean Green and had to reverse back into Dean Court Rd to turn and go back out the way it came. There were several hours disruption and police involvement.
The other following pictures have been taken recently (oldest last). Decide for yourself if anything has changed over the years?
4 December 2017, High Street, Rottingdean:
28 November 2017, High Street, Rottingdean:
26 October 2017, High Street, Rottingdean:
5 October 2017, High Street, Rottingean:
28 September 2017, High Street, Rottingean:
The good news: B&HCC have put up additional signage to direct HGV’s out of Rottingdean.
he good news: B&HCC have put up additional signage to direct HGV’s out of Rottingdean.
The bad news: still they come!
20 July 2017, Vicarage Lane onto High Street, Rottingean:
Welcome to Rottingdean!
19 June, Vicarage Lane, Rottingdean:
20 March, High Street, Rottingean:
Another van on the pavement and on crossing zig-zag lines and a pedestrian who cannot get past and car on zig-zags on 22 July.
20 December, High Street, Rottingdean:
Prohibited sized car transporter.
6 December, Vicarage Lane, Rottingdean.
Prohibited sized HGV’s:
22 October and 25 October, High Street, Rottingdean.
Photographs highlighting the frequency of prohibited vehicles and general vehicles on pavements:
8 November, High Street, Rottingdean.
Prohibited size lorry in High Street.
Monday 17 October, High Sreet, Rottingdean
Another prohibited vehicle:
Monday 19 September, A259 Eastbound
Typical evening traffic queue on A259 from the traffic lights at Rottingdean back to the marina.
Wednesday 29 June, Vicarage Lane & High Street, Rottingdean
Comment from local resident: “this enormous vehicle was causing a huge traffic jam on the Falmer Road into Rottingdean, as it was having great problems trying to get round the corner just past the Plough. Then there was also a Co-op delivery lorry outside the Co-op so it had to go onto the pavement to try to get past. Mayhem!”
Friday 17 June, High Street, Rottingdean
There is cause for concern for everyone but especially for our young and elderly residents when HGV’s and buses go over the pavements. We have reported this to Brighton & Hove Buses who will discuss with their drivers. If you capture any photographs please forward them to us at SAFE, thank you.
Wednesday 14 June, High Street, Rottingdean
Tuesday 24 May 2016, High Street, Rottingdean
Monday 9 May 2016, Steyning Road, Rottingdean
This two-way road does not cope with over-sized vehicles.
Wednesday 3rd February, High Street, Rottingdean:
Elderly people face the daily obstacle course of traffic on pavements.
Tuesday 2nd February, High Street, Rottingdean:
Thursday 28 January, High Street, Rottingdean:
The mix of moving vehicles and moving pedestrians on the same pavement is a recipe for disaster. Who has right of way here?
Wednesday 20 January, High Street, Rottingdean:
Comment from a resident who lives on the High Street: “this is a typical scene on the High Street where the bus cannot get through the gap.”
Sunday 17 January, Steyning Road, Rottingdean:
Two iron posts knocked out of the ground by cars forced to pass each other in the restricted width of the road. There was also a lamp post knocked down the previous week and this has now been replaced by the Council.
Wednesday 13 January, High Street, Rottingdean:
Cars on the pavement letting the bus through. In the background a scaffolding truck parked on the pavement. Oversized lorry in a two-way High Street.
Monday 11 January, High Street, Rottingdean:
Little room for pedestrians.
Friday 8 January, High Street, Rottingdean:
No provisions for pedestrians in this village.
Thursday 7 January, High Street, Rottingdean:
Happy New Year and welcome to more traffic situations in Rottingdean, showing a van and an articulated truck, behind the van, both parked on the pavement. This is difficult for passing pedestrians, let alone wheelchair users.
Friday 4 December, Falmer Road, Rottingdean:
Comment from local resident who contributes to the traffic blog with his photograhic traffic evidence: “it’s the everyday occurrence of afternoon traffic queuing all the way from Burnes Vale to the A259.”
Thursday 3 December. High Street, Rottingdean
Mobile crane over 7.5T.
Tuesday 1 December.High Street, Rottingdean:
Parking on yellow lines.
Sunday 29 November. Around and about in Rottingdean:
Parking on yellow lines:
On the same day, parking on pavements and grass banks:
Friday 27 November. High Street, Rottingdean:
Van illegally parked on pedestrian crossing zig-zag lines.
Thursday 26 November. High Street, Rottingdean:
Articulated car transporter held up traffic on the High Street.
Friday 6 November. Steyning Road, Rottingdean:
Friday 23 October.Steyning Road, Rottingdean:
Tuesday 20 October.High Street, Rottingdean:
Dutch prohibited size, delivery lorry. Refuse lorry forcing people to move their parked cars to the wrong side of the road temporarily. No2 bus which frequenly carries very few passengers.
Wedneday 14 October, 6pm. Usual traffic queue on A259 towards Rottingdean
The developers, Linden Homes and the Cothill Educational Trust’s Transport Assessment says that 17 to 22 cars queue on the Coast Road up to the Rottingdean traffic lights. This evidence shows otherwise.
Friday 9 October 2015, Vicarage Lane, Rottingdean
Monday 5 October 2015, High Street, corner of Steyning Road, Rottingdean
Two different red cars mounting the kerb. All pictures taken between 3:19pm and 3:38pm.
Thursday 1 October 2015, High Street, Rottingdean
Prohibited size lorry.
Mid September 2015, High Street, Rottingdean, A259 junction
Prohibited car transporter vehicle in the village.
Thursday 24 September 2015, High Street, Rottingdean
Prohibited car transporter vehicle in the village.
Sunday 20 September, 2015, High Street, Rottingdean
Truck parked on the zebra crossing zig-zag lines, completely obstructing the sight lines for the zebra crossing and unloading on to the actual zebra crossing.
Tuesday 15 September 2015, West Street, Rottingdean
This is a daily occurence where people park in Tesco’s loading in West Street. The problem is exacerbated when a lorry is waiting to access the space for legitimate reasons. It creates delays and results in more congestion in an already busy street.
Tuesday 8 September 2015, High Street, Rottingdean
Truck drives on pavement to pass by the bus.
Monday 7 September 2015, West Street, Rottingdean
Truck on West Street.
Wednesday 2 September 2015, High Street, Rotttingdean
Village too small or road not big enough..
Monday 1 September 2015, High Street, Rottingdean
Vehicle got trapped on a lamppost and had to be helped by other motorists. Going up Wilson Avenue wouldnt have caused the traffic jam it did. The second picture shows two vehicles illegally parked on zebra crossing zig-zag lines & pavement.
Monday 31 August 2015: Vicarage Lane & High Street, Rottingdean.
Bus on pavement, passing by lorry & prohibited lorry leaving Vicarage Lane, going onto High Street.
Friday 28 August 2015: High Street, Rottingdean.
Van on pavement and on zebra crossing zigzags and prohibited size lorry.
Thursday 27 August 2015: High Street, Rottingdean.
Lorry parked on pavement with hazard lights on causing pavement obstruction and another truck using the pavement.
Wednesday 26 August 2015: A259, Rottingdean
Arla truck trying to deliver to Tesco’s but unable to get into West Street from the east because cars going down the street can’t get out themselves. As a result the truck is blocking the High Street in both directions as well as West Street. Second picture is a hire van on the wrong side of the street, up on the pavement.
Monday 24 August 2015: High Street, Rottingdean
Saturday 22 August 2015: Vicarage Lane, High street & Newlands Road
Heavy traffic on High Street plus a prohibited car transporter trying to get onto the High Street. Click the following link for the video of another prohbited lorry speeding along the High Street: 22 aug 2015 fast oversized lorry on high street. Also on this day, cars were parked on the pavements in Newlands Road.
Thursday 20 August 2015: High Street, Rottingdean
Prohibited, articulated lorry on High Street.
Wednesday 19 August 2015: Junction A259 & Rottingdean High Street
Article in The Argus: Three passengers were injured after the bus they were travelling on was involved in a crash. The incident happened when a bus and car collided at the junction of the A259 South Coast Road and Rottingdean High Street at around 3.55pm. A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Three passengers on the bus sustained minor injuries and two of them were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital for purely precautionary check-ups.
Thursday 6 August 2015: Vicarage Lane & High Street, Rottingdean
20 metre long lorry stuck in the side of one of a house in the village. This one became wedged against a 300 year old cottage in the High Street and police and firemen spent two hours trying to edge the vehicle away from the cobbled building.
A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Police were called to the High Street in Rottingdean just before 8.30pm on Thursday to a report a lorry had become stuck. “The back end of the vehicle had collided with a house causing superficial damage. The fire service were on hand to help and the road started to clear at around 10.40pm.”
Photographs show the resulting queues, as taken from the Recreational ground at the rear of the village.
Tuesday 4 August 2015: High Street, Rottingdean
Cyclists using the pavement during traffic congestion.
13 July 2015: West Street, Rottingdean
Lorry blocking pavement, on double yellow lines.
11 July 2015: Falmer Road.
Photographs shows traffic as usual, entering the rear of Rottingdean.
17 June 2015: Rottingdean High Street.
Prohibited sized lorry in the village.