PPS launches consultation on road traffic prosecution policy

PPSThe Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has launched a public consultation on its updated policy covering the prosecution of road traffic offences.

The policy document explains the approach of the PPS in taking prosecutorial decisions in respect of road traffic offences.

It also provides guidance in relation to a range of road traffic offences, including the applicable legislation and the evidence needed to prove the offence.

Given the relatively large number of road traffic offences in statute, it is not possible to provide a comprehensive overview, and therefore the policy focuses on the more serious offences commonly dealt with by the PPS, for example manslaughter, causing death or grievous bodily injury by dangerous driving and dangerous driving.

The consultation, now open online, will run until 27 September 2019.

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