Have your say on harsher penalties for drivers causing death by dangerous or careless driving
In 2015, 122 people were sentenced for causing death by dangerous driving with a further 21 convicted of causing death while under the influence. In a survey currently running in Fleet News, almost 70% are in favour of life sentences for drivers who cause death by dangerous or careless driving.
The Government is clearly looking at increasing penalties. The Ministry of Justice are running a consultation and are looking for views on a number of areas including:
- The distinction between ‘careless’ and ‘dangerous’ driving
- A perceived ‘gap in the law’ for causing serious injury by careless driving
- Maximum penalties for causing death
- Driving disqualifications
The consultation closes on 1 February 2017.
Posted on: 06.12.2016