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Causing Death By Dangerous Driving

Driving – Dangerous Driving Offences – SA

Welcome to the SA Causing Death by Dangerous Driving article page. Everything you need to know about Causing Death by Dangerous Driving according to SA law – Dated: 09/01/2009

What the Law States according to SA Law for Causing Death by Dangerous Driving

According to SA Law for the charge of Causing Death by Dangerous Driving:

Any person who drives a motor vehicle in a negligent or reckless manner, at high speed, or in a manner that is dangerous to the public and as a result of that behaviour causes death or harm to another is guilty of an offence [Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 s 19A].

The Maximum Penalty – Causing Death by Dangerous Driving

According to SA Law for the charge of Causing Death by Dangerous Driving:

Penalties for this offence are very harsh and even a first offence can carry a maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment. If the offence is found to be an aggravated offence*, it can carry a term of life imprisonment. The penalty for this offence will also involve a disqualification of at least 10 years, or possibly longer, if a court orders. Even where a death or serious harm is not caused to any person it is possible to receive a penalty of up to 5 years imprisonment and a disqualification of at least 1 year.

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