Eric Martlew, MP for Carlisle, March 2007

march07Eric Martlew, MP for Carlisle

The Parliamentarian for the month of March is Eric Martlew. Eric has worked to raise awareness about the growing problem of young driver deaths and injuries on the road

As a member of the Transport Select Committee, Eric Martlew questioned the road safety Minister Stephen Ladyman and other witnesses about the horrifying number of young people dying on our roads, and how we can tackle this problem. He put it to the Minister that young driver fatalities are a serious and growing problem, and questioned the Minister on his views on Graduated Licensing. You can read a transcript of this debate on Eric’s website.

Eric Martlew also put a question to the Prime Minister Tony Blair about the rising numbers of young driver deaths on the road, and called for the Government to announce proposals to stem the rising death toll. Click here to read this question and the Prime Minister’s response.

Brake’s website has more information on graduated licensing, including information on Brake’s Licensed to Kill? campaign to stop young driver deaths and injuries on the road.