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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 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39876692).
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 "...is 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.