Rachel has once again called for tougher laws to hold people to account for failing to remain at the scene of fatal and serious injury collisions following a meeting with the Justice Secretary.

She recently met with Dominic Raab to discuss her ongoing campaign for tougher road safety laws.

Rachel wants to see the Government introduce several changes to current laws including a reduction in the reporting period; a new criminal offence of failing to remain at the scene of a fatal or serious injury collision; and a change in terminology with reference to collision or crash and not accident.

Rachel said:

“I was pleased to hear at our meeting that the Ministry of Justice and Department for Transport are working closely together to tackle dangerous driving offences.

“I look forward to welcoming the call for evidence later this year and thank the Justice Secretary for his commitment to me to commission information relating to fatal collisions.”

Rachel has also met with Transport Minister, Baroness Vere, to raise the issue of failing to remain at the scene of a fatal or serious injury collision, and to report in time to be tested for impairment.