JUSTICE Secretary Liz Truss is the latest high level politician backing the T&A’s campaign to stamp out the menace posed by dangerous drivers.

Yesterday Ms Truss visited several roads in Bradford to see for herself the problem posed by selfish drivers who think they can ignore the speed limit.

Afterwards she backed the T&A’s Stop the Danger Drivers campaign and supported our call to give courts tougher sentencing powers.

The police are doing their best to catch crazy drivers but the courts need meaningful sentencing powers.

Only last month a judge sitting at Bradford Crown Court expressed his frustration at the limitations on sentencing a dangerous driver who had been disqualified since before he was legally able to drive.

Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC said his hands were tied because the defendant had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.

Harsher sentencing will banish the worst drivers from our roads for longer. It will also act as a powerful deterrent to drivers before they get behind the wheel of a car.

Sadly, the timetable for bringing in new legislation to deal with dangerous drivers has been upended by Theresa May.

The Prime Minister’s decision to call a snap General Election derailed moves to introduce new laws following a consultation by the Ministry of Justice.

Whichever party wins the election this week you can be sure the T&A will be pressing the case for action to tackle the menace of reckless drivers who blight Bradford’s roads.