Life Sentence Death by Dangerous Driving

Life Sentence Death by Dangerous Driving

Causing death by dangerous driving may now attract a life sentence even if you are using a mobile phone.  It is not know if the use of a mobile phone will attracts such a sentence if it is in hands-free mode.

Fatal accident claims

Current Sentence for Death by Dangerous Driving

At the present time the current sentence for causing death by dangerous driving is 14 years but the adverse jail term is just 46 months.

In a consolation paper by the Government, it is mooted that the jail term should be increased from 14 years to life.

In addition to increase the maximum punishment for causing death by careless driving while driving under the influence of of drink and drugs again from 14 years to life.

Creation of New Offences of Causing Fatal Car Accident Claims

Further the consolation paper is considering the creation of new non-fatal car accident claims such as causing serious injury by careless driving with a maximum sentence of 3 years, and increasing the minimum driving ban for drivers convicted of causing death.

In 2015 there were 122 sentenced for causing death by dangerous driving and 21 convicted of causing death by careless driving while under the influence.

 

 

Posted: January 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm


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