Mother calls for convicted careless drivers to be forced to re-take test

Janet Evans is called for convicted careless drivers to be forced to re-take tests Photo: ITV News Anglia

A grieving mother from Suffolk is calling for careless drivers who cause someone's death on the roads to be made to retake their test.

Janet Evans' son Julian was out cycling near his home in Risby near Bury St Edmunds when he was knocked off his bike. He died of his injuries.

The person driving the car that hit him was given a suspended sentence and banned for a year; his mother says it should be for longer.

Julian Evans was out cycling in Suffolk when his was hit by a car.

Julian Evans was a sales manager and would drive hundred of miles every week. He took the chance to exercise at weekends. He was cycling along the Newmarket Road just round the corner from his home in Risby.

He was struck from behind by a motorist and was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge but he died the next day.

The motorist who killed Julian was given a six month suspended prison sentence and banned from driving for a year.

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"I think it should be mandatory that she should re-take the driving test and I think the ban should be longer than a mere 12 months"

– Janet Evans
Julian Evans was cycling near his home in Risby. Suffolk when he was hit by a motorist Credit: ITV News Anglia

Janet Evans says the family might start campaigning on the issue but say nothing can bring their son back.