CTC is backing proposed changes to the Victims' Code (England & Wales) that would stop road crime victims being left out from it. To ensure that they also get equal rights, nearly 1800 people contacted the Government in support of CTC's proposals over 3 days!
Why? A case in point:
Earlier this year, John was hit from behind by a driver at a crossroads and badly injured. The incident was caught on CCTV. Instead of charging the driver – there was enough evidence to do so – the police sent him on an improvement course. Even if they had charged, it would have been for 'careless' not dangerous driving.
John had no right to access information about the police investigation or to get victim support. He also had no way of challenging the police decision not to prosecute.