Twelve penalty points should mean a ban – yet drivers are routinely let off the hook by claiming ‘exceptional hardship’.
Leaving someone for dead after a collision should be a serious crime – but can carry the same penalty as driving off after scratching a parked car.
National campaigning group Cycling UK has long called for a full review of road traffic offences – as promised by government in 2014. But with the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill now passing through parliament, there is an opportunity for your MP to help fix some of the failing laws in our road justice system.
Their campaign already has the support of Labour MP for Exeter, Ben Bradshaw, who has put forward amendments to address the ‘exceptional hardship’ loophole and the trivial sanctions for serious ‘hit and run’s.
But we need cross-parliamentary support to make these changes happen, which is why we all need to encourage our MP to back these amendments, and begin to fix our failing laws.