VICTORIA COMMENTS ON CONSULTATION INTO PENALTIES FOR DEATH BY DANGEROUS DRIVING

A consultation into the potential strengthening of penalties for those convicted of death by dangerous driving has been announced this week by the Government.

Following the announcement, Victoria commented:

“I welcome the Government’s consultation on possible changes to the offences and penalties for those who kill or cause serious injury on the roads. While the vast majority of people drive safely, an error of judgment or loss of  attention can have devastating consequences. We have seen that very clearly in Oxfordshire on the A34. The proposals would be a proportionate response to these horrendous crimes.

Improving safety on our roads is essential; motorists should face justifiably serious consequences when they do not drive responsibly. I would encourage people to respond to this consultation, and was pleased to support measures to increase the penalty for those using their mobile phones while driving when they were considered by a Delegated Legislation Committee earlier this week.”

If you would like to participate in the consultation, a link to the consultation survey can be found here: www.consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/driving-offences-causing-death-or-serious-injury/.