Widow takes road campaign to Europe

A widow campaigning to improve safety on Britain's roads is to take her fight to Europe.

A widow campaigning to improve safety on Britain's roads is to take her fight to Europe.

Since the death of her husband Stephen in a head-on collision with a foreign lorry on the A134 at Northwold in March this year, Jackie Warby,

of Stow Bridge, has fought tirelessly for better regulation of goods vehicles and their drivers entering the UK from Europe.

She is petitioning for a review of the law and has raised the issue's profile across the country.

Now she is to cross to the continent to present her case to European lawmakers in Brussels - with the support of MEP Richard Howitt.

The trip will be timed to coincide with a European consultation on establishing a system to make the cross border investigation and prosecution procedure for driving offences much easier.

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Mrs Warby has collected 3,600 signatures and hopes to reach 5,000 before the anniversary of her husband's death on

March 7 when she plans

to deliver the document

to the Minister for Transport, with the help of a convoy of local hauliers.