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Causing death by careless driving prosecutions
13.03.09 by Buffalo Bill

A while back I asked the Met Police Press Office if they had any information on how many drivers had been prosecuted for causing death by careless driving. It is this offence that was brought in to fill the gap between careless driving and causing death by dangerous driving. Looking at this post on the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety website, we can see that we will not get any information on that until later on in the year.

Thursday 26 February 2009

The Solicitor-General was asked—

2. Mr. Peter Bone (Wellingborough) (Con): How many prosecutions for the offence of causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving have been brought; how many convictions have been obtained; and what the average length of custodial sentences handed down has been to date. [258804]

The Solicitor-General: Causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving under section 20 of the Road Safety Act 2006 came into force on 18 August 2008. Court proceedings data, including prosecutions and so on for 2008, will not be available until autumn 2009.

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