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Road Traffic Offences

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 198345, tabled on 3 December 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the recent Government consultation on New cycling offences: causing death or serious injury while cycling, whether his Department has consulted on introducing new road traffic offences committed by people other than cyclists.

Answered on

11 December 2018

The recent consultation related specifically to proposals for new cycling offences.

In October last year the Government provided its response to the consultation on serious driving offences and confirmed its intention to increase the maximum penalties for causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs from 14 years’ imprisonment to life and to create a new offence of causing serious injury by careless driving.