24th July 2013 - Following our visit to Downing Street and last weeks full page article in the Daily Mirror we have been blessed with offers of support. The organisation Support and Care After Road Death and Injury ( SCARD ) & Campaign Against Drink Driving (CADD) are backing our campaign outlining our plight and links on their website. The Link to their Website can be found on our Links page
3rd July 2013 - We presented an over 13,000 strong signed petition to Downing Street and the Rt. Hon. Greg Mulholland presented the Campaign to Parliament.
We are pleased to announce that the Campaign is progressing very well.
November 2012 - Over the last couple of months we have not been very active with the campaign and have been awaiting the results of the report that the Justice Minister set up.
Last week we were very honoured as a family when Brake asked if we would participate and get involved with their Anti Drink Drive Campaign. As a result of their press release, last week Karen and Rebecca travelled down to London to appear on Daybreak,Sky News, and ITN News. In addition to this Karen has done a number of interviews for various local radio stations. Yesterday morning she did an interview with BBC Leeds and parts of the interview was repeated through the day and this gave us good coverage and hopefully we are getting the message across about the dangers of drinking and driving or taking drugs and driving.
17th July 2012 - The Rt. Hon. Greg Mulholland M.P. raised a debate in Parliment regarding the Bail Conditions and the Justice Minister replied and confirmed that changes had already been made and will continue to be made, and he reiterated about the report that will be produced later in the year.
14th July 2012 - Following the Otley Bike Ride when we collected nearly 600 signatures on the night, we decided to collect at The Barmby Moor Feast and we collected about another 200 signatures taking us to well over 12,000,
6th May 2012 - At the Peterborough Truckfest Sunday 6th May we managed to collect 1,572 signatures. Our next organised event will be the Otley Bike Ride on the 20th June, please come along and show your support.
24th April 2012 - We had a meeting with the Justice Minister The Rt. Hon. Crispin Blunt and we feel we are starting to have some impact, and that the DPP are due to produce a report in the Autumn.
As the campaign is going so well we have decided to continue collecting signatures before presenting it to Downing Street, and our next big event for collecting signatures will be on the 6th & 7th May at Peterborough for the Truckfest.
2nd April 2012 - in addition to the signatures on the Petition Site we are also doing very well on the number of signatures we have collected on Paper and well on our way to our first TARGET of 10,000. We collected about 650 signatures at Leeds United Footbal Ground on Saturday 31st March 2012 and would like to thank everyone for their kind support.
24th February 2012 - Karen and The Rt. Hon. Greg Mulholland MP had a meeting with Brake the road safety charity and they have agreed to support our campaign. Please click here for the link to BRAKE
Mrs Strong "If he [McRae] had been stopped for drink-driving on New Year's Eve he would have lost his driving licence straight away," she said.
"Because he killed someone it took longer to go to court and therefore he was at liberty to drive."
Mrs Strong's local MP Liberal Democrat Greg Mulholland said he supported the aims of the online petition.
"In the case of this particular kind of serious offence, where someone has lost their life through drink-driving or driving under the influence of drugs, it frankly seems common sense that they should not be allowed to drive until the case has been heard," he said.