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Tom’s Law - Give police the power to suspend driving licences

Submitted by Christina Worsfold on Sunday 16th August 2020

Published on Friday 25th September 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 25th March 2021

Current Signatures: 4,057
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Danger ~ Dangerous ~ It ~ Judge ~ Law ~ Police ~ Power

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Tom’s Law - Give police the power to suspend driving licences

Petition Details

We want Police Officers to be able to provide a suspension notice from the moment an offender is caught drink, drug or dangerous driving until they appear in court. It would then be for the Judge to decide whether a ban continues or they are able to continue to drive again.

Additional Information

On 24th February 2019 Tom McConnachie was killed in a hit & run by a drink driver who left Tom fatally injured in the road & drove to Okehampton & set fire to the vehicle. The offender was able to continue driving for 11 months before being disqualified as only a court can disqualify a driver.

With Tom's Law we want Police Officers to be able to issue a suspension notice to an offender when arrested at the Road side to stop them from driving until they attend court to protect other Road users.

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