Dangerous Driving

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 23 July 2019.

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Photo of Lisa Forbes Lisa Forbes Labour, Peterborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to implement his Department’s response to the consultation on driving offences and penalties relating to causing death or serious injury, published on 17 October 2017, Cm 9518.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

We are focused on getting the law right, to ensure the changes we make are comprehensive, proportionate and, crucially, practical.

We will bring forward proposals for changes in the law to increase the maximum penalties for causing death by dangerous driving and careless driving under the influence of drink or drugs to life imprisonment, and create a new offence of causing serious injury by careless driving as soon as possible. These proposals will take account of other government proposals for safer roads

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