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More stronger sentencing guidelines for road offences

This press release came out from the Sentencing Council on 15 June 2023.

Does anyone know where there is a summary of the actual changes?

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"Sentencing guidelines for motoring offences published

The Council has published 12 new and revised sentencing guidelines for offenders convicted of motoring offences in England and Wales.

The changes include updated versions of six current guidelines that were published in 2008 and reflect new maximum sentences for some of the offences, including causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by careless driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

We have also published five new guidelines for offences created since the current guidelines were published. They include causing serious injury by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by driving while disqualified.

A new guideline for sentencing offenders convicted of causing injury by wanton or furious driving where a motorist causes injury or death off-road such as in a field or dirt track, or where a cyclist causes death or injury at any location has also been published. The new and revised guidelines, which apply to adults only, will come into effect on 1 July 2023.

Revised guidelines:

causing death by dangerous driving
causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs
causing death by careless driving
causing death by driving whilst disqualified
causing death by driving whilst unlicensed or uninsured
dangerous driving

New guidelines:

causing serious injury by dangerous driving
causing serious injury by driving whilst disqualified
causing serious injury by careless driving
causing injury by wanton or furious driving
driving or attempting to drive with a specified drug above the specified limit
being in charge of a motor vehicle with a specified drug above the specified limit

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Tom_77 | 8 months ago
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There's a spreadsheet with changes made here - https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022-05-30-Revis...

 

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mattw replied to Tom_77 | 8 months ago
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Thanks.

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Bungle_52 | 8 months ago
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Try this link which then has links to the affected offences.

https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/news/item/sentencing-guidelines-for...

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mattw replied to Bungle_52 | 8 months ago
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Thanks for the reply.

That's the link I quote (which I forgot to add into the article - oops).

It links to the Guidelines but afaics there's no indication of what has actually changed - and they are quite extensive documents.

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