New Bill calls for urgent change on how justice system deals with criminal driving
The Bill will seek to increase sentences for those convicted of criminal driving offences that lead to serious injury or death and also get rid of the charge of ‘careless driving’, citing that any driving that is bad is dangerous not careless. It will also demand improvements to the treatment of the victims of criminal driving offences and their families within the justice system.
Backed by road safety charity Brake, Mr Mulholland is presenting the Criminal Driving (Justice for Victims) Bill in the House of Commons on this afternoon (12 January) after launching his manifesto in Parliament last year.
Mr Mulholland said: “I look forward to presenting the Criminal Driving (Justice for Victims) Bill. For far too long, victims and their families have been let down by the justice system. Sentences can be too short, bail conditions for offenders not strong enough and investigators sometimes not suitably trained. These are just some of the issues I will be highlighting next week. Victims and their families are right to expect more from the justice system, and my Bill will continue the fight for that.”