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Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 6th March 2019.

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Photo of Scott Mann Scott Mann Conservative, North Cornwall

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been given a custodial sentence for death by careless driving; and what is the average length of term for those sentences in each of the last five years.

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

The number of people sentenced to immediate custody for causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving and the average custodial sentence length in each of the last five years has been published up to December 2017 and can be found in the ‘Outcomes by offence data tool’, available at the following link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/733981/outcomes-by-offence-tool-2017-update.xlsx

The average sentence length increased by 10% between 2012 to 2017.

Select 4.8 Causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving (MOT) in the ‘Offence’ filter. The number of people sentenced to immediate custody can be found in row 35 and the average custodial sentence length can be found in row 54.

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