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Dangerous Driving: Death

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 3198, tabled on 14 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children aged 16 or under have been killed by negligent drivers in each year for which figures are available.

Answered on

20 January 2020

The Ministry of Justice has published information on offenders sentenced to custody for causing death by driving offences up to December 2018, which is available in the Outcomes by Offence data tool at:

Detailed information on victims may be held on court record but individual court records would need to be accessed to identify such cases, which would be of disproportionate cost.

The Sentencing Council have published sentencing guidelines on causing death by driving offences at:

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