Re: A small step in the right direction
Andy Leighton wrote:
> On 1 Nov 2005 06:20:31 -0800,
> mt99999@xxxxxxxxxxx <mt99999@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Andy Leighton wrote:
> >> On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 14:36:45 +0000, Tony Raven <junk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> > http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4392584.stm
> >> >
> >> > Death driving offences announced
> >> > The measures also create a new offence of "causing death when driving
> >> > while unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured", carrying a sentence of up
> >> > to two years.
> >> I would prefer death when driving whilst unlicensed or disqualified be
> >> treated as severely as dangerous driving. It seems absolutely bonkers
> >> to me that causing death due to driving without a licence (especially
> >> if already disqualified) is treated more leniently than causing death due
> >> to careless driving.
> > what if someone who is driving whilst unlicensed, disqualified or
> > uninsured causes a death without driving carelessly or dangerously (in
> > the senses defined by the law)?
> It doesn't matter to me. If you are driving unlicensed and cause a death
> the penalty should be as high if not higher than that of causing a death
> through careless driving. Cracking down on unlicensed, disqualified,
> uninsured, and drivers who hit-and-run should be as much a priority as
> the dangerous/careless driving causing death.
that only underlines my point that they are different issues. The
relative severity with which you want to treat them is a whole other
discussion (and I agree with you BTW)
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