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Ben Fordham unleashes on suspended drivers: ‘Enough is enough’

Pressure is mounting to crack down on disqualified drivers who continue to get behind the wheel.

Disqualified drivers are being suspended time and time again and the message still isn’t getting through.

80 lives have been lost already this year on our roads and Ben Fordham is calling out the inaction.

“You’ve got people who’ve been banned for 20, 30, 40, 50 years in some cases, but they don’t care they just keep on driving.

“Every time they get caught driving without a licence they get a few more years added to their suspension.”

Chairman of the Pedestrian Council of Australia, Harold Scruby, has floated the idea of installing fingerprint readers in cars to prevent repeat offenders from breaking the law.

Ben says he has a simple solution to the problem.

“If you get caught driving on a suspended license – you get jailed.

“It’s easier, it’s a lot less expensive and it’s the best way to make sure a disqualified driver doesn’t get behind the wheel.

“They won’t be able to get behind the wheel because they’ll be sitting in a cell.”

After hearing Ben’s comments, Police Minister Troy Grant rang him on his mobile to say he’s willing to make time to discuss the issue.

He also told Ben the Premier Gladys Berejiklian has set up a forum to discuss cracking down on suspended drivers.

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