Dangerous driving is a big issue on the streets of our city.
In Bradford South, the child casualty rate is 52 per cent higher than the national average.
The needless deaths and preventable injuries are replicated on the streets of Britain every single day. More than 1,700 people were killed on Britain’s roads in the year ending September 2017.
Judith has consistently called for tougher sentences for dangerous drivers. Our criminal justice system must have the power to act as an effective deterrent to the bad drivers who blight our roads – and to truly deliver justice to the families who have their lives ripped apart by dangerous driving.
As of October 2017, after a high profile campaign, Judith succeeded in making the government change the law, meaning increased maximum sentences for drivers who kill and injure on our roads and the possibility of life sentences for those who cause death by dangerous driving – but the government is still yet to announce when this law will actually come into effect. Judith is continually pressuring ministers to take action.
In June 2018, Judith was named as Parliamentarian of the Year by road safety charity Brake for her campaigning on this vital issue.