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Mum presents petition to Goverment minister calling for Cassie's Law
11:48am Monday 15th October 2012 in News
A MUM has visited Westminster to try and convince the Government to introduce a new law in memory of her daughter.
Jackie McCord presented 45,000 signatures to Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond to call for Cassie's Law, backed by the Gazette and Essex County Standard.
Jackie launched her campaign after the death of her daughter, Cassie.
The 16-year-old student was mown down by driver Colin Horsfall as she stood on the pavement in Head Street, Colchester.
Three days earlier, police had appealed to Mr Horsfall to surrender his licence as they did not consider him fit to drive.
However, he refused and killed Cassie after losing control of his car.
Jackie is calling for a change in the law to allow police the right to temporarily seize a driver’s licence if they consider them
unfit to drive.
It would then be down to the DVLA to decide if the licence should be returned, or revoked.
Full story in today's Gazette