New and Revised Motoring Offences Guidelines

New and Revised Motoring Offences Guidelines
Legally reviewed by: Kevin Waddingham Updated: In: Motoring Offences

Increased Sentences Introduced in New Motoring Offences Guidelines

The revised motoring offences guidelines by the Sentencing Council have brought about increases in the potential sentences for offences in England and Wales involving adult motorists. With the new guidelines in place, adult offenders found guilty of causing death by dangerous or careless driving can now face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. This is a significant increase from the previous maximum term of 14 years.

Starting from 1st July 2023, a set of new motoring offences guidelines will be implemented for the following offences:

The maximum custodial sentences for these offences will be 5 years, 2 years, and 4 years, respectively.

Furthermore, the sentencing council will update existing sentencing guidelines for offences such as:

According to the new guidelines, offenders convicted of these offences can receive maximum custodial sentences of 2 years, 26 weeks, and 12 weeks, respectively.

Comments from Sentencing Council Chairman, Lord Justice William Davis

“Offences committed by drivers can have serious consequences for the victims, including death or life-changing injuries and this is reflected in recent legislative changes made by Parliament. The guidelines published today will provide judges and magistrates with up-to-date guidelines that cover the full range of these offences.”

New and Revised Driving Offences Guidelines

Revised guidelines:

New guidelines:

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