Stephanie presses Government on dangerous driving sentences

As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle on 2nd August, Stephanie has questioned the Government in Parliament on maximum sentences for causing death by dangerous driving.

Currently, the maximum sentence is 14 years.

Stephanie has been working with the family of her constituent Jacqueline Wileman, who sadly lost her life when she was hit by a stolen lorry in Brierley last year, to campaign for the maximum sentence to be raised to life.

Stephanie recently organised a meeting between Jacqueline’s family and Justice Minister Robert Buckland, who has now been promoted to the Cabinet as the Secretary of State for Justice.

Following the recent change of Prime Minister, Stephanie questioned the Government on when it will bring forward legislation to enact these changes, first promised nearly two years ago.

Media reports following her question in Parliament suggested the Government have listened and will act.

Commenting, Stephanie said:

‘The Government promised nearly two years ago that they would raise the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to life.

‘I will keep pushing the Government to act until they do.’