Unfit drivers' licences seized as anniversary of law approaches

A LAW introduced after the death of a schoolgirl in Colchester has led to 236 driving licences being instantly revoked.

Cassie McCord, 16, was killed on the pavement in Head Street, Colchester, by a driver who had failed a roadside eye test days before.

Cassie’s Law came into force after a campaign by her mum, Jackie McCord, supported by the Gazette, Essex County Standard and Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell.

Under it, police can instantly revoke a driver’s licence if they consider they are unfit.

Figures released on the first anniversary of Cassie’s Law reveal 236 licences were revoked after drivers failed roadside eyesight tests, including 18 in Essex.

For more on this story, see today's Gazette.

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3:40pm Tue 4 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

Well thats what its for.shame it took a death to bring it about.
Well thats what its for.shame it took a death to bring it about. stevedawson
  • Score: 11

4:32pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Route88 says...

This morning, I saw a driver in a large van smoking and texting - instant revocation of licence should apply to people who do this too; it would concentrate a few minds and make the roads a lot safer!
This morning, I saw a driver in a large van smoking and texting - instant revocation of licence should apply to people who do this too; it would concentrate a few minds and make the roads a lot safer! Route88
  • Score: 17

1:37am Wed 5 Feb 14

Mind your own business says...

Good, get them old buggers off my roads.
Good, get them old buggers off my roads. Mind your own business
  • Score: 4

2:17pm Wed 5 Feb 14

cynicalsubber says...

This is great news - and Route88 makes an excellent point above: the number of drivers I see texting or on the phone is ridiculous! It's already a criminal offence, why isn't it more rigorously enforced, given how dangerous it is?
This is great news - and Route88 makes an excellent point above: the number of drivers I see texting or on the phone is ridiculous! It's already a criminal offence, why isn't it more rigorously enforced, given how dangerous it is? cynicalsubber
  • Score: 7

1:43am Thu 6 Feb 14

HARRY438 says...

Mind your own business wrote:
Good, get them old buggers off my roads.
You are creating a wonderful world for yourself. No sex after 30, no driving license , no NHS. You are creating Utopia for the young. Hitler is looking more like a liblab......
You gonna come back with a snappy answer like all the immature punks that skulk around colchester ........ Good luck with that.
[quote][p][bold]Mind your own business[/bold] wrote: Good, get them old buggers off my roads.[/p][/quote]You are creating a wonderful world for yourself. No sex after 30, no driving license , no NHS. You are creating Utopia for the young. Hitler is looking more like a liblab...... You gonna come back with a snappy answer like all the immature punks that skulk around colchester ........ Good luck with that. HARRY438
  • Score: 0

5:26pm Thu 6 Feb 14

LeQueen says...

There is a link on the DVLA website where you can report a driver that you are concerned about.
There is a link on the DVLA website where you can report a driver that you are concerned about. LeQueen
  • Score: 0

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