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Reform to causing ‘Death by Driving’ Laws

Reform to causing ‘Death by Driving’ Laws

15/09/2020: Causing the death of another whilst speeding, racing, using a phone or under the influence of drink or drugs, could receive life sentences under new legislation.

The sentencing reforms will be introduced in Parliament early next year.

A new offence of causing serious injury by careless driving is also being proposed.

A ‘life sentence’ means the convicted party receives a number of years they must spend in jail after which they will be eligible to apply for parole.

More information:

BBC News