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Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 3rd September 2019.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Labour, Barnsley East

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral contribution of the Leader of the House of Commons of 25 July 2019, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to increase the maximum penalty for causing death by dangerous driving.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for 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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