Dangerous Driving: Death

Department for Transport written question – answered on 13th July 2021.

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Photo of Charlotte Nichols Charlotte Nichols Shadow Minister (Equalities Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's response of 24 March 2021 to the e-petition entitled Ryan's Law: Widen definition of death by dangerous driving, what options his Department has considered as part of its review of potential further options that might be used to respond such incidences.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government takes road safety seriously and is aware of the traumatic effects of drivers failing to stop when a person is caused serious or fatal injury. The Department for Transport is exploring options that could be pursued in this area, including, but not limited to, the available penalties, and how the offence operates as part of longer-term and wider work on road safety.

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