A mother whose 12 year old son was knocked down and killed by a speeding driver has added her voice to calls for higher fines for reckless drivers.
Violet Atkinson is supporting the road safety charity, Brake. Her son Steven was killed in Sunderland in 2009 by a driver doing 53 mph in a 30 mph zone.
Brake is calling for fines for speeding and other offences, such as using a mobile phone at the wheel, to be increased to at least £500. It says the majority of drivers support such a move.
It also wants to close a loophole allowing some drivers who reach 12 penalty points to keep their licence - a call supported by Mrs Atkinson:
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