Government changes policy over causing death or serious injury while disqualified.

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has announced that the Government has changed its policy on causing death or serious injury on the roads through driving while disqualified. Now, if the person who caused an accident leading to someone’s death is found to be already disqualified from driving, the driver will face up to 10 years imprisonment.

National Chairman of MAG – the Motorcycle Action Group -, John Mitchell says, “MAG has been campaigning for a change to the sentencing guidelines for a long time now and it sees this change as a victory for common sense. It is wholly unacceptable that someone who should not be on the road in the first place can cause someone’s death, and then get away with a metaphoric slap on the wrist in the form of a short prison term.”


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