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Originally posted by kwakakev
In writing a petition their is no set way with many variations due to different authors and issues. Most important is to be short, clear and concise in what you are asking for. The first sentence is the most important to get the readers attention, so could start with something like:
"The penal system is currently encouraging drink drivers involved in an accident to leave the scene of the accident by reduced sentencing. A drunk driver who stays at the scene of an accident does get 3 years sentencing while a drunk who flees only gets one year. This petition calls on (who?) to change (what law?) for a more fair implementation of justice."
The practicability of such a change is tough as the questions of evidence are raised. How drunk was the driver, what supporting evidence is their? Without having a breath test or blood sample at the time it is difficult to peruse. There have been similar cases going on for years here in Australia. Good luck with your endeavours and challenges.