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The Scottish Sentencing Council’s new sentencing guideline on death by driving offences has been approved by the High Court – marking a legal first for Scotland.

The offences covered by the guideline are:

  • causing death by dangerous driving
  • causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs
  • causing death by careless, or inconsiderate, driving
  • causing death by driving while unlicensed, uninsured, or disqualified

The guidelines will come into effect on 16 January 2024.

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