Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 23rd July 2018.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to introduce legislative proposals to extend the maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The government is committed to making sure that the courts have sufficient powers to deal with driving offences appropriately and proportionately.

We will bring forward proposals for changes in the law, which will include proposals to increase the maximum penalty for causing death by dangerous driving, as soon as parliamentary time allows. These proposals will take account of, and incorporate, all of government’s proposals for safer roads, including those arising from the Department of Transport’s review of cycle safety.

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