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Introduction of New Offence - Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving

Reports in the press today suggest the government is planning to introduce a new criminal offence of Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving. 

The new offence will carry a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment. The current maximum penalty for Dangerous Driving is two years imprisonment.

The new offence is being considered to ‘fill the gap’ in sentences available to a court. 

Currently someone convicted of Death by Dangerous Driving could face a maximum 14 year prison sentence whereas Dangerous Driving carries a 2 year maximum.

The new offence of Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving is set to be introduced in the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.

I specialise in motoring law offences. If you have any queries about this or any other aspect of motoring law contact me on 01952 291222 or you can send an email to stephen.scully@lblaw.co.uk.