To: UK Government

Lifetime driving ban

Make a lifetime ban mandatory for drivers who use their vehicle as an offensive weapon.

Why is this important?

There have been a number of court cases involving motorists using their vehicle as an offensive weapon. Not least the recent case of Justine Henshaw-Bryan who chased cyclist Damien Doughty through Stoke Newington, North London, and attempting to run him over sending him flying into a tree (
Ruth Cadbury, Labour MP for Brentford and Isleworth and co-chair of the All Party Parlimentary Cycling Group (APPCG), recently highlighted the issue of there being a perceived idea that "...there is a ‘right to drive’, when it is clearly a privilege" and that this perception " taking precedence over the right to safety on our roads for everyone."
Those drivers who have, through their own actions, demonstrated that they cannot be trusted behind the wheel of a vehicle should not be allowed ever to drive.


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Reasons for signing

  • Using a motor vehicle like a firearm merits a similar punishment and deterrent.
  • It's difficult to understand why people go to all the trouble to spend time and money to learn to drive and buy a car only to use it as a concealed weapon.
  • Make roads safer.


2017-05-12 10:47:08 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-05-11 14:37:46 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-05-11 07:37:07 +0100

10 signatures reached