The Highway Code has been updated following a change in the law that affects the sentences for some driving offences. The updates are to the penalties for:
The maximum sentence for both offences has increased from 14 years’ imprisonment to life imprisonment.
The obligatory disqualification period for both offences has increased from a minimum of 2 years to a minimum of 5 years.
A new offence has also been created for causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
This carries a maximum penalty of 2 years’ imprisonment, an unlimited fine and an obligatory driving disqualification.
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