New Motoring Offences | Kangs Motoring Law Solicitors
On 28 June 2022, new provisions relating to road traffic offences, created by The Police, Crime and Sentencing Courts Act 2022 came into force.
Sukhdip Randhawa of Kangs Solicitors outlines these new Regulations.
If you are facing the prospect of proceedings in court in relation to motoring offences of any nature, it is imperative that you seek expert legal guidance to consider your position, including any potential defences which may be available to you.
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The New Regulations | Kangs Motoring Offences Defence Solicitors
Sections 86 – 88 and Schedule E: Road Traffic Offences
- Section 86 increases the maximum penalty for the offences of Section 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 – causing death by dangerous driving; and Section 3A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 – causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs from fourteen years imprisonment to life imprisonment.
- Section 86 also increases the maximum period of disqualification for offenders convicted of these offences from two to five years. For those convicted of a repeat offence of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs, the maximum period of disqualification is increased from three years to six years.
- Section 87 creates a new offence of causing serious injury by careless or inconsiderate driving, (inserting a new Section 2C to the Road Traffic Act 1988). The offence is committed when a person causes serious injury by driving a car or other mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users. The maximum penalty is two years imprisonment.
Who Can I Contact For Assistance? | Kangs Motoring Offences Defence Solicitors
If you are facing, or anticipate facing, prosecution for a motoring offence of any nature, it is imperative that you seek immediate legal support and advice.
We provide initial no obligation discussion at our three offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester.
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