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Campaigning mum lobbies minister on Cassie's Law
A CAMPAIGNING mother has lobbied the Government to change the law in the wake of her daughter’s death.
Student Cassie McCord, 16, died after being mown down by a car as she stood on the pavement in Head Street, Colchester.
Three days earlier, the driver Colin Horsfall, of Rowhedge, had been advised by police not to drive.
Cassie’s mother Jackie has called on the Government to implement Cassie’s Law, under which police have the powers to temporarily seize a driver’s licence where they consider them unfit to drive.
It would then be down to the DVLA to determine whether licence should be revoked or returned.
A campaign, supported by the Gazette and its sister paper the Essex County Standard, along with a Government epetition, collected a total of 45,000 signatures from across the country.
Jackie took the petition to the Department for Transport today and spoke directly to road safety minister Stephen Hammond.
For more on this story, see tomorrow's Gazette.