HC Deb 30 March 1965 vol 709 cc222-3W
Mr. Rowland

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will seek power to disqualify automatically for some period motorists and motor cyclists found guilty of careless driving in cases involving the death of a pedestrian or pedal cyclist.

Mr. Tom Fraser

No. The courts are already required to disqualify for at least 12 months—unless there are special reasons—a driver convicted of causing death by driving in a manner which is dangerous to the public. If a driver is convicted of driving which was careless but not dangerous, he can be disqualified for as lone, as the court thinks fit in all the circumstances of the case.

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