Killer drivers could still avoid jail under new guidelines.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/a ... ge_id=1770
I think the SAP has got it wrong- it seems to advocate a very lenient policy towards "an offender who had no intention to cause harm but whose actions have resulted in death". I think what they are missing here is not that many of these people deliberately go out to kill- clearly they do not - but that they take deliberate actions which show that they simply don't give a hoot whether they cause an accident or not. Look at the driver who gets behind the wheel intoxicated or the driver who yacks away regularly on his or her mobile while driving- these are not people who have just been unfortunate- and had an accident because of a momentary lapse. They are people who have acted deliberately in an incredibly dangerous manner and should be sentenced accordingly- no leniency for these people please- it is totally crass for the SAP to say that they "had no intention to cause harm".
- Doug, Glasgow
As someone who has driven almost every type of vehicle over a 45 year period and one speeding offence 8MPH over the limit 40 years ago, I must say that the standard of driving in this country is appalling. No-one has any patience, it's all about getting there in the shortest possible time. Good manners and consideration for your fellow driver is a thing of the past. I am not surprised though because sentencing for bad driving is abominably light, as with other crime there seems to be no consequenses for your actions, no matter how bad.
- Michael, Thetford England
"•No aggravating factors - Community sentence"
That was the EXACT problem we had with "Causing death by dangerous driving".
Proving "dangerous", prove "aggravated".
How much have this useless shower of a so called "Government" spent, of tax payers money" to repeat a law with all the same mistakes as the origional?
- Ragnar Vagmornasson (Ex Merseyside police), Berlin-Preußen