Have your say on harsher penalties for drivers causing death by dangerous or careless driving

Posted by AndrewT on 6th Dec 2016

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. Give your views.