Heartbroken sister backs road safety campaign

Michaela Waters is campaigning for drivers to act more responsibly.
Michaela Waters is campaigning for drivers to act more responsibly.

A sister left heartbroken after her brother was killed by a speeding driver has urged motorists to drive responsibly.

Paul Thompson was hit by a driver doing almost double the speed limit on Balne Lane in July 2004.

Mr Thompson, 25, of Lupset, was killed instantly.

And now his sister Michaela Waters is backing Brake’s Road Safety Week campaign, urging drivers to “look out for each other”.

Research by the charity found that every seven minutes, a Yorkshire driver is issued a fixed penalty notice for careless driving or speeding.

Mrs Waters said: “No family should have to go through what we have.”