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Justice for Kris Jarvis and John Morland Petition

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Greg, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Greg

    Greg MTB Rider Staff Member

    Fellow cyclists, please take a moment of your time to sign this Petition.

    Many of you will remember this shocking story from the BBC news in February this year - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-26248764
    Please read below from the "Justice for Kris Jarvis and John Morland Petition" Facebook page:

    Hi, some of you will remember me posting before, we have now reached 10000 signatures meaning we will now get a response from the government!!! However we still have a long long way to go!! For those of you who didn't see my first post, please read and consider signing and sharing!!!! My brother in law, Kris Jarvis, was killed by a drunk and dangerous driver on the 13th February this year, along with one of his best friends, John Morland while they were out on their weekly ride. Despite wearing excellent quality helmets and lights, Kris and John both suffered the most horrific head and neck injuries and were killed instantly on impact.
    The man who killed Kris, a father of 5, and partner of 22 years to Tracey Fidler, and John, father of 2, partner of 13 years to Hayley Lindsay, was 2.5x the drink limit, high on cocaine, driving at 70mph in a 30mph zone, disqualified, uninsured, and driving his partner's car without consent, at the time he hit John and Kris. He has 67 convictions previous to this. He is currently appealing his 10 year 3 month sentence, which has already been instantly cut to half, with his release date now being may 2019. If his appeal goes through, that could become 4, and on good behaviour, 2 years.
    Tracey and Hayley have set up a petition to get harsher sentences for Dangerous drivers. The aim is to get the law changed so dangerous drivers who kill, will get upto the 14 year maximum sentence PER PERSON killed, so when a multiple fatality, each victim is treated as individuals, and the 2 sentences will run CONSECUTIVELY, NOT concurrently, as they do now!!! We need 100,000 signatures to get to the Houses of Parliament and stand a hope of getting the law changed, to make the road safer for everyone.
    Please take the time to sign and share our petition to everyone you know. Kris and John would be really grateful. And I know Tracey, Hayley and the rest of their families are too. Thank you very much in advance

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/67911

    Please also join our page for updates if you wish to follow the progress of our campaign

    https://www.facebook.com/justiceforkrisandjohn
     
  2. Greg

    Greg MTB Rider Staff Member

    Fantastic news, 100k target was reached just in time!! Great that this is now getting so much media coverage too! (y) :thumbsup: Check out their facebook page above for more updates,
     

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