Closed petition Change sentencing guidelines for causing death by careless or dangerous driving

Our son-in-law and granddaughter were killed in a RTA. The other driver was charged with causing death by dangerous driving but acquitted, then pleaded to careless driving. He received a 10 month suspended sentence for 2 years with a 3 year driving ban (he was not given a custodial sentence).

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They were killed when he hit their stationary car which was stopped in the nearside lane of the road attending to a breakdown with a recovery vehicle in attendance. They were standing outside away from their car when the accused van ploughed into it and it was catapulted into them. The sentencing never reflects the crime!!!

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Parliament to debate sentencing for death by dangerous driving

The Petitions Committee (the group of MPs who oversee the parliamentary petitions system) has scheduled a debate on a petition about sentencing for death by dangerous driving.

The petition being debated was started by the parents of a young girl called Violet-Grace. You can read the petition here:

The debate will take place on Monday 8 July at 4.30 pm in Westminster Hall, which is the second debating chamber of the House of Commons. Helen Jones MP, the Chair of the Committee, will open the debate.

The debate will also be broadcast online and you can watch it by visiting

or the UK Parliament YouTube channel: