South Leeds: Harry’s petition passes 1,000

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A petition started to support a campaign to affect a change in the law over drink driving in honour of a tragic child killed in a tractor accident has attracted almost 1,000 signatures, including councillors and road safety charity, Brake.

The campaign is led by Harry Whitlam’s family and is asking for a law change, to make drink-driving laws apply to vehicles on private land.

Eleven-year-old Harry died after being hit by a tractor on a working farm in Rothwell.

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The driver of the tractor was more than twice over the drink-drive limit, but was not prosecuted.

Now Harry’s family is calling for a law change that would see everyone caught drink-driving, regardless of where, prosecuted.

To sign the petition go to www.change.org/p/the-road-traffic-act-1988-whitlamslaw-make-drink-driving-laws-apply-to-vehicles-being-driven-on-private-land.

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