Death by dangerous driving

22 Feb 2018 - 27 Feb 2018, 9:00 - 9:00

Thank you for sharing your comments on sentencing for death by dangerous driving with Eddie Hughes MP.

The Facebook discussion card ran from 22 February - 27 February 2018.

Speaking during the debate, Eddie Hughes said:

"I thank the House of Commons digital team for their support in publicising this debate on social media. They put details of the debate on the House of Commons website, and I understand that 5,500 people saw that post and several hundred engaged with it. From the key themes identified, those who have lost loved ones said that they felt they were serving a life sentence, and they did not feel that the person convicted of causing death by dangerous driving received an adequate sentence.

In support of tougher sentencing, Carole said:

“Definitely. We are now a family living a life sentence. The dangerous driver that caused my 19-year-old son’s death served 22 months and is out living their life.”

Patricia said:

“My 17-year-old daughter was killed by a drunk driver. He got two years, four months, while I am doing life. I’m so angry.”

I thank those members of the public who took the time to comment, especially those personally affected by this topic."

You can watch the debate on Parliament TV or read the Hansard report.

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