Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th April 2016.

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Photo of Heidi Allen Heidi Allen Conservative, South Cambridgeshire 12:00 am, 26th April 2016

I was unnecessarily keen, as always, Mr Speaker. I asked that question on behalf of one of my constituents, 21-year-old Alex Jeffery, who was killed by a dangerous driver. The sentence given was only four years and three months, and we all know that it will probably end up being less than that. Will there be a time when sentences for causing death by dangerous driving are the same as those for murder? A car can be a weapon in the wrong hands.