IT is commendable that a letter has been written to ‘wholeheartedly condemn as pathetic the sentence handed to Glenn Wall in relation to his killing of Helena Thurm’ (Sentence ‘pathetic, Bolton News, January 25).

However, I can say from experience that although it will give the writer, Name and address supplied, a measure of satisfaction, it won’t make a blind bit of difference to the way in which killer drivers are dealt with.

I took to writing letters when I became a member of RoadPeace – the national charity for road crash victims – after a negligent driver ‘left me for dead in 1991, and was only given three penalty points and £100 fine.

Had he killed me, the penalty would have been the same, I was told. It still pains me.

As a member of RoadPeace, I’ve met many let down bereaved parents and partners.

It will only change when enough people stand up and be counted, as we’re now seeing with the abuse of women.

I believe that there are now millions of people in Britain who want manslaughter to be the only charge for drivers breaking the law who kill innocents.

Isn’t it extraordinary that, with seven children being killed/seriously injured every day, speed limiters aren’t compulsory?

Let’s pray that, Helena Thurm’s family win their appeal to have her killers two-year sentence increased.

Allan Ramsay

Radcliffe Moor Road