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Shakeel's Law - Reform laws on hit and run drivers

Submitted by Jazmine Bonnell on Wednesday 30th June 2021

Published on Tuesday 6th July 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 6th January 2022

Current Signatures: 4,583
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Shakeel's Law - Reform laws on hit and run drivers

Petition Details

We want the Government to require that all traffic collisions be reported to the authorities immediately, and that minimum and maximum sentences for failure to stop at collisions that result in death or serious injury be increased.

Additional Information

By law you have up to 24hrs to report an accident on the road even if involves a person and can face 5 to 10 penalty points, disqualification for 6 to 12 months and up to a £5000 fine + up to 6 months custodial sentences.

The law can act as an incentive for drivers to flee scene if they kill/injure someone. I want sentences increased to be a deterrent from other drivers doing this and maybe we will be able to save lives on the road. And required report time reduced.

A hit-run driver left our dad in the road to die alone. If he had stopped and rang 999 he may saved him or gave us chance to say goodbye. He got a fine and 8 points for failing to stop and report. This guidelines needs to be changed for drivers who cause death/injury on road and don’t stop.

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