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Tougher Sentences for Dangerous Drivers

Posted in General News on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

The government has recently announced that new legislation to introduce life sentences for drivers who kill or seriously injure others on the road will be brought into parliament next year. This change forms part of the major sentencing reforms which were unveiled in a white paper by the Lord Chancellor this week. The new measures which impact upon driving specifically include; increasing the maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving from a 14 years to life, increasing the maximum sentence for causing death by careless driving from 14 years to life, and introducing a new offence to cover the cause of serious injury by careless driving. Joshua Harris, the Director of Campaigns at Brake, the road safety charity, said: “Years of government inaction have added to the suffering of road victims who have not been delivered the justice they, and their loved ones, deserve. The government must now implement these tougher sentences as first priority, delivering on their overdue promise to road crash victims, and then urgently initiate a review of the flawed legal framework for road justice.”


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