Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

New Isle of Man driving laws drawn up

Plans have been drawn up to create four new serious driving offences in the Isle of Man.

It is hoped the new offences will address cases of bad driving which cause injury to others.

Minister Phil Gawne said the aim is to provide alternative verdicts in serious road traffic cases.

The offences include causing grievous bodily harm by dangerous driving and causing death when unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured.

Mr Gawne said: "We are concerned for example that people can get away with certain issues because there isn't an appropriate offence available to the courts.

"What we're doing is trying to introduce a range of offences so that if you can't be convicted of a particular charge that requires onerous amounts of evidence, you could perhaps be convicted on a lesser charge which currently wouldn't exist."

Members of the public are being asked to take part in a consultation on the issue.

The consultation document can be found on the Isle of Man Government website.

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