Dangerous Driving: Sentencing:Written question - 3197

Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

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Asked on: 14 January 2020
Ministry of Justice
Dangerous Driving: Sentencing
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average sentence given to drivers whose negligence led to the death of a child was in each of the last five years; and what the sentencing guidance is.
Answered by: Chris Philp
Answered on: 20 January 2020

The Ministry of Justice has published information on offenders sentenced to custody for causing death by driving offences up to December 2018, which is available in the Outcomes by Offence data tool at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/802314/outcomes-by-offence-tool-2018.xlsx.

Detailed information on victims may be held on court record but individual court records would need to be accessed to identify such cases, which would be of disproportionate cost.

The Sentencing Council have published sentencing guidelines on causing death by driving offences at: https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/crown-court?s&collection=causing-death-by-driving.

Grouped Questions: 3198

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