By KLTV Newsdesk –
The MPs for Batley & Spen and Halifax announced that they are teaming up to try and change the law in order to curb what they describe as the ‘dangerous menace’ of high-performance vehicles.
Labour MPs Tracy Brabin and Holly Lynch have tabled an amendment to the controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill which, if approved, would require rental high-performance vehicles to have a ‘black box’ on board.
The black box would then record information on how, when and where the ‘supercar’ is driven and could be made available to police inquires on request.
The MPs say concerns about the use of high-performance rental vehicles are often raised in West Yorkshire and are frequently involved in accusations of anti-social behaviour, dangerous driving and being driven without appropriate insurance.
Discussing the importance of the amendment, Ms Brabin said: “I’ve sat with constituents and heard harrowing details of how people have lost their lives at the hands of high-performance vehicles being used inappropriately.
“This amendment would go some way to ensure these vehicles are used safely, and prevent them being used as a dangerous menace, which is too often the case right now.”
Ms Brabin added that she has frequently received complaints from members of the public that the vehicles add to anti-social behaviour, as well as concerns that in some cases they contribute to more serious crime.
She added: “If the Government is serious about keeping the people of West Yorkshire safe, they should support this common-sense amendment later this year”.