Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

Department for Transport written question – answered on 2nd May 2019.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the merits of the use of the exceptional hardship exception for the sentencing of drivers who would otherwise be disqualified from driving.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is responsible for maintaining a record of all GB fixed penalties and court ordered driving licence endorsements. Sentencing, including the imposition and length of a driving disqualification, is a matter for the courts.

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