Dangerous drivers "getting off lightly"

Jay Nagley

Research by the Institute of Advanced Motorists has shown that drivers who commit serious offences are getting off more lightly then they did 10 years ago.

Fifty-three per cent of those convicted of causing death or bodily harm through driving offences were sentenced to immediate custody (260 people) in 2011. This has dropped from the 83 per cent sentenced to immediate custody in 2001.