Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 14 September 2020.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has taken recent steps to review sentencing policy for dangerous driving.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The government has committed to increase the maximum penalty for causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs to life imprisonment and create a new offence of causing serious injury by careless driving. We will legislate as soon as possible.

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