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‘Cassie's Law’ Sees 609 Driving Licences Revoked After Failed Roadside Eye Tests

27/07/15

HUNDREDS of motorists have had their driving licence revoked after failing roadside eye tests under new police powers, new figures have shown. Cassie McCord, 16, died in 2011 from serious head injuries when 87-year-old Colin Horsfall lost control of his vehicle in Colchester, Essex. It later emerged he had failed a police eyesight test days earlier but a legal loophole meant he was allowed to continue driving. Her mother, Jackie Rason, campaigned for a change in the law and this eventually led to the introduction of new powers - popularly known as Cassie's Law - which allowed the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to revoke licences more quickly. Figures obtained by the Press Association under the Freedom of Information Act show that since the powers were introduced in 2013, police f...


Holiday traffic set to hit M25 hardest

24/07/15

THE M25 IS the road to avoid this summer if you want to steer clear of traffic, according to an analysis ...

Parents 'lie to children' on long journeys

24/07/15

ONE IN eight British children ask the infamous question 'are we there yet?' within 15 minutes of the jour...

Older cars 'bring breakdown worries'

24/07/15

ONLY ONE in six cars aged six years or older is covered by roadside assistance, despite breaking down bei...

Dirty cars 'a breeding ground for bacteria'

23/07/15

YOUR CAR could be a breeding ground for various nasty bacteria and viruses, according to new research fro...

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