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Extend the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme to cover death by careless driving

Submitted by Mat Hughes on Sunday 17th January 2021

Published on Tuesday 26th January 2021

Current status: Closed

Closed: Monday 26th July 2021

Signatures: 9

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Extend the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme to cover death by careless driving

Petition Details

At present, it is not possible for people to use the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme to appeal sentences for causing death by careless driving. This should change. Any offence where a defendant's actions take the life of victim should be worthy of a review by the Court of Appeal.

Additional Information

There are too many cases of motorists found guilty of causing death by careless driving receiving unduly lenient sentences. For example, a defendant was recently given a two year sentence after being found guilty of two counts of causing death by careless driving. The public deserve the right to appeal such unjust sentences.


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