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Colchester: Thousands support Cassie's Law
NEARLY 3,000 people have signed the petition calling for the Government to adopt Cassie’s Law.
Teenager Cassie McCord died after pensioner Colin Horsfall drove on to the pavement in Head Street, Colchester, hitting Cassie.
Cassie, who was 16, died from her injuries.
Three days earlier Mr Horsfall had been advised by the police not to drive after he drove into a bush - but they had no powers to take his licence away.
Cassie’s mother Jackie is campaigning for a change in the law which will make Britain’s roads safer.
She wants the police to be allowed to take a driver’s licence where they consider them unfit to drive.
The DVLA would then decide whether to revoke or return the licence.
Hundreds of readers have signed the County Standard’s petition in support of Cassie’s Law.
And now friends of Cassie have collected thousands more names.
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