A recent analysis by the Manchester Evening News of the crime data from the Home Office has shown that dangerous driving offences issued in Manchester have risen by an alarming 64% compared to last year.
There were 297 dangerous driving offences committed in Manchester in the 12 months up to and including June 2015, and tragically 13 of these resulted in death by dangerous driving. In the previous 12 months to June 2014 there were only 181 dangerous driving offences.
Looking at England and Wales as a whole, a total of 3,640 dangerous driving offences were recorded in the same time frame, 370 of these offences resulted in charges of death by dangerous driving. This was an increase of 11.6%, compared to 3,262 in the year ending June 2014.
Dangerous driving poses a huge threat to all road users, and more needs to be done to improve safety on our roads. Driving offences should not be taken lightly. The laws of the roads are there to keep us safe and reduce avoidable accidents. If these laws are broken, strict punishments should be issued to drivers.
Road accidents as a result of dangerous driving
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