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Sentencing rules must change to allow more driving bans

Amy Aeron-Thomas Action Vision Zero London SE17
29 June 2021
 

Detective chief superintendent Andy Cox is right to include driving bans as one of his key calls for reform (LTT 14 June). But the problem is bigger than just the worst or repeat offenders. Driving bans are too rarely imposed at court. The vast majority of bans are for offences where they are required by law, e.g. causing death/serious injury by driving, dangerous driving and drink/drug driving.

Where they are optional is the real problem. Take the examples of careless driving and speeding....

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