House of Commons
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DRIVING LICENCES AND DANGEROUS OR CARELESS DRIVING
EDM #2702
Tabled 07 February 2012
2010-12 Session
That this House notes that the law currently allows those charged with serious driving offences, including death by dangerous or careless driving, to continue driving until sentencing, such as in the case of Jamie Still, a 16 year old killed on 31 December 2010 by a driver twice over the legal drink drive limit, who was allowed to continue driving for eight months following Jamie's death until being convicted in September 2011; considers it to be quite wrong for people who are charged with these offences to be allowed to continue driving; calls for the suspension of driving licences to be a condition of bail in all cases where the individual is charged with causing death by dangerous or careless driving; also recommends extending this to cases where an individual is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, having twice or more the legal limit of alcohol in their blood at the time of arrest; extends its sympathy to the family and friends of Jamie Still, and to those of all killed on Britain's roads in such incidents; and commits itself to supporting changes in the law to ensue that those charged with serious driving offences are prevented from driving until the court's verdict in their case.