Sunday, October 15, 2017

Penalty for causing death by dangerous driving to be increased

The Government have committed to raising the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to life. This follows a campaign spearheaded in Parliament by former Lib Dem MP Greg Mulholland, who introduced a Ten Minute Rule Bill with cross party support last year calling on the government to make these changes.

Commenting, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey MP said:
"Liberal Democrats welcome the government's commitment to raising the maximum sentence for those who cause death by dangerous driving, and for careless drivers who kill while under the influence of drink or drugs.

"The devastation caused to the loved ones of those killed through criminal driving is heartbreaking. This move will ensure justice for the families of victims and serve as a clear warning that dangerous driving will be tackled with the full force of the law."

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