Causing Death by Careless Driving

A person who causes the death of another person by driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place, is guilty of an offence.

This offence can be dealt with either in the Magistrates or Crown Court. If convicted of this offence the courts sentencing powers are as follows:

  • In the Crown Court the maximum sentence is five years’ imprisonment and/or a fine
  • In the Magistrates Court it is six months’ imprisonment and/or a maximium of a £5000 fine.

Disqualification is obligatory and carries obligatory endorsement with between three and 11 penalty points.

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