Boy's tourist driving petition ready for Parliament

Last updated 06:19 25/06/2014
Sean Roberts with his petition
JOHN BISSET/Fairfax NZ
YOUNG CRUSADER: Road safety campaigner Sean Roberts, 10, who is going to Parliament today to present a petition.

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Sean Roberts has packed up his petition and is ready for Parliament.

The 10-year-old road safety campaigner will visit Parliament today, with brother Cody by his side, to present the petition of more than 30,000 signatures to Associate Minister of Transport Michael Woodhouse.

Sean said that when he started his petition, which aims to prevent tourists driving in New Zealand without sitting a test, he thought he would only get about 8000 signatures.

He even had people from America, Britain and Dubai signing. His campaign was started in March to pay tribute to his dad, Grant Roberts, killed by a tourist driver in 2012.

Apart from being "stuck at the airport", this will be his first time in Wellington, although he has wanted to see Parliament for a long time. "I didn't think this was how I was going to get to see it."

Sean is excited about trips to the zoo and the movies, as well as seeing the inside of the Beehive.

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- The Timaru Herald

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