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Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 62091, tabled on 27 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of current sentencing for causing a death by dangerous driving.

Answered on

1 February 2017

Sentencing in individual cases is a matter for the courts. The government recognise that there are concerns about sentencing for driving offences. That is why on Monday 5 December we launched a consultation on dangerous driving offences and penalties. The consultation closes on 1 February 2017.

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