Cyclists who kill pedestrians could face tougher sentences

Cyclists who kill pedestrians could face tougher sentences

Cyclists who kill pedestrians could face tougher sentences By Emily McGarvey & Jasmine Andersson BBC News - Published Cyclists who kill pedestrians could face tougher sentences under a planned new law for England. The move proposed by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps would close a loophole which means they can only currently be jailed for two years. He said it would "impress on cyclists the real harm they can cause when speed is combined with lack of care". A man whose wife was killed by a cyclist said a new law could "bring a degree of comfort to relatives". Causing death by dangerous driving carries a maximum sentence of 14 years, while there is a maximum sentence of five years for death by careless driving. The government launched a review into …
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