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Greg Mulholland MP calls on next Government to see that promised legislation on criminal driving is brought in

April 26, 2017 7:16 PM

Long-time campaigner on the issue of criminal driving, Greg Mulholland MP, used Justice Questions in Parliament to call on the next Government to ensure that legislation that was meant to pass in this Parliament is passed before the end of the year.

A consultation on dangerous driving proposals was completed in February and Greg wrote calling for better justice including tougher sentences and new offences. The Government were looking to use the consultation to form legislation later in the year and Greg has urged the next Government to stick to the proposed timetable. August 2015, blank

Greg has campaigned on the issue following two awful cases concerning constituents who were killed as a result of criminally reckless driving; the tragic loss of 16 year Jamie Still from Otley on New Year's Eve 2010 and of retired pensioner couple David and Dorothy Metcalf, from Cookridge, who were killed on New Year's Day 2012. Greg has worked with both families and has consistently campaigned for changes to the law and to sentencing guidelines.

Further, Greg has also supported Brake's 'Roads to Justice' campaign which works for better justice and support services for people bereaved and seriously injured by road crashes. The campaign particularly asks the Government to invest in specialist support, offering prompt and comprehensive help to families when the worst has happened.

Commenting, Greg Mulholland MP said:

"The next Government needs to make sure that legislation is brought in before the end of the year. Sentences need to be tougher and we need new offences which mean that those tough sentences can be handed out in the worst cases. The families of those who are injured or killed in these incidents deserve to see justice done in full and they haven't had that for far too long."

"Our roads are increasingly busy and there are some drivers who actively, and quite deliberately, drive in a way that will kill and maim innocent victims if there was a collision."