Motor Insurer Suggests Careless Driving Laws Should Apply To All

Published: 8/18/2010

Direct Line, a leading provider of car insurance, has asked that the new careless driving law should also encompass those drivers who are uninsured.

The new law, which came into force today, means drivers can be charged with death by careless driving, with a maximum penalty of 5 years in jail. Drivers who cause death through driving without car insurance, having no licence or having been disqualified face up to two years in jail according to Direct Line.

A spokeswoman from Direct Line felt that this situation should be reviewed as a matter of urgency since it appears somewhat unfair that the person who is breaking more laws gets a lesser sentence than the more law abiding one.