Driving under the influence of drink or drugs is illegal -  don't get in a vehicle with an impaired driver.

Plan your journey home.

Drink drive posterOver the last five years alcohol related collisions in Sussex have cost society £197,770,000. Almost one fifth of fatal collisions in Sussex were alcohol related.

Anti drink/drug-drive operations happen throughout the year. Police can also breathalyse any drivers they have stopped if they suspect they have been drinking/using drugs and will do so with drivers involved in a collision.

To be absolutely sure the safe limit for driving is no alcohol or drugs whatsoever. Even amounts small can impair driving ability .  It is now recognised that drug use can significantly affect your ability to drive safely -  the risks and penalties are the same.

Useful links

  • Advice from us - Drug & Alcohol support, advice and information in Brighton & Hove
  • Journey on which has a journey planning feature covering the whole city. Use JourneyOn to plan your journey home before you go out.
  • Traveline South East has journey planner for south east region.
  • ru-ok local drug/alcohol awareness support agency for under 18's and their carers in Brighton & Hove
  • YMCA Safe Space - St Paul's Church, West Street - open Fridays & Saturdays 11pm - 3:30am

Getting home at night - from Plan B to Get Your Coat app

Driver or passenger - we want you to get home after a good night out - we distributed Plan B cards giving night travel info for the past 5 years.

We're now promoting a free app  "Get Your Coat" which searches the area you are in for late night travel options.  It's also got other useful features for a night out - alarm for last bus/train - arrived safe or unsafe location key.  Timetables change regularly and this robust app works nationwide - even tested in Singapore successfully.  It is available on Apple and Android platforms.

The link is:  Get Your Coat app - let us know what you think - roadsafety@brighton-hove.gov.uk .

Below are links to local services in case you prefer these.

Night time bus services:

Last trains from Brighton - travelineSE

Taxi companies

  • Brighton & Hove Streamline 01273 202020 or 747474

  • Brighton & Hove Radio Cabs 01273 204060 or 414141

  • City Cabs 01273 205205