Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 23 September 2020.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to introduce legislative proposals to extend the maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving.

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

As set out in the government’s White Paper, A Smarter Approach to Sentencing, we will be increasing the maximum penalties for causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs to life imprisonment. We will also create a new offence of causing serious injury by careless driving. We will introduce legislation on these changes in the near future.

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