Susan Elan Jones MP is urging local residents to take part in a UK-wide Government consultation on driving offences relating to causing death or serious injury.
The Clwyd South Labour MP, who introduced a bill to Parliament calling for tougher sentencing for driving offences, is a past recipient of the Parliamentarian of the Year award from road safety charity Brake. She is currently campaigning for greater road safety on the A5 and A483 on both sides of the Welsh border between Oswestry and Wrexham.
Susan Elan Jones MP has repeatedly questioned Government Ministers on road safety. She recently led a debate in Parliament on sentencing policy, calling for the Government to review sentencing relating to road safety offences – something the Government finally agreed to do at the end of last year.
Now the Clwyd South MP is calling on local residents to respond to the Government consultation in large numbers, saying:
“The law on driving offences in this country is totally inadequate. A previous generation changed our laws and culture to tackle the scandal of drink driving. We need to do the same in tackling sentences for those who kill or seriously injure people on our roads today”.
The Government’s consultation can be found at https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/driving-offences-causing-death-or-serious-injury/
Members of the public have until 1st February 2017 to respond.