Teresa backs criminal driving manifesto

Teresa has backed a manifesto, launched in Parliament this week, on delivering proper justice for victims of criminal driving and their families.

This follows a roundtable event that took place in Parliament on 1st December 2014. This brought together a cross-party range of MPs and peers, who also brought along local families affected by criminal driving.

The manifesto was written following analysis of evidence from the families, working closely with the road safety charity Brake. It sets out a number of changes being called for, from tougher punishments for dangerous drivers, better support for victims, improved investigations of collisions, and many other measures.

The manifesto has been sent to the Home Secretary, Theresa May MP, the Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin MP, and the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling MP. Put together with cross-party support, it has also been sent to all MPs.

Teresa said:

“I am pleased to give my backing to the manifesto. We have seen instances in Erith & Thamesmead where residents have been killed or injured and families do not feel they have received justice. This must be addressed urgently.


I hope Ministers will properly look at this manifesto, listen to families and campaigners, and make the changes called for to ensure meaningful and long-lasting reform that helps to prevent more tragedies in the future.” 

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