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06-05-2014 Tougher sentences for banned drivers

In a move announced today, the government has changed its policy on causing death or injury on the roads through driving while disqualified. Now, if the person who caused an accident leading to someone’s death, was found to be already disqualified from driving, then the driver will face up to 10 years in jail.

 

While it is too late for Brian Hampton whose actions led to the death of Jade Clark in Dorset, or the many others whose lives have been taken due to someone who should not have been on the road, MAG supports the change. MAG’s National Chairman, John Mitchell says, “This change is a victory for common sense. MAG will still keep the pressure on to change the sentencing guidelines for all cases. It is wholly unacceptable that someone who should not be on the road in the first place can cause someone’s death, then get away with a metaphoric slap on the wrist in the form of a short prison term.”

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