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The current maximum sentence for Dangerous Driving is woefully inadequate and does not give Judges enough discretion to give a sentence that reflects the severity of the crime. Victims of Dangerous Driving can be left with horrendous injuries, some have been left brain damaged, paralysed or with serious amputations. However as long as the victim does not actually die the maximum sentence that can be given is only two years. The Judge is then required to reduce this sentence by a third if the defendant pleads guilty at the first opportunity. The driver is often left with a sentence of 6 months while the victim is punished for life. The change Karl is proposing will require a small change to the law but will have a big impact on justice.