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'Appalling' cases of road violence: actions need consequences, says report

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking (APPGCW) has released a new report that aims to address the issue of road justice and sentencing in the UK

14 September 2023

 

The group said it is all too common to hear of cases of road violence in which one or more people have either lost their lives or suffered life changing injuries – only for the perpetrator to receive a “shockingly” low sentence and / or driving license penalty. 

It is this imbalance between the action and the consequence that the APPGWC argues needs correcting in order to see true road justice. This is critical given that dangerous driving and road safety is a key barrier to active travel uptake.

Says the APPGCW: "It is far too common to hear of an appalling case of road violence in which one or more people have either lost their lives or suffered life changing injuries - only for the perpetrator to receive a shockingly low sentence and / or driving licence penalty. 

"It is this imbalance between the action and the consequences that requires correcting in order to see true road justice. Some of the case studies included in this report highlight that inequity."

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