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Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

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

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Photo of Lisa Forbes Lisa Forbes Labour, Peterborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2019 to Question 277861, whether his Department has begun drafting legislative proposals 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; and whether he plans to publish those proposals by October 2019.

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

We will bring forward proposals for changes in the law as soon as possible.

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