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IAM: 94% support new dangerous driving law

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Some 94 per cent of drivers are in favour of a new offence being introduced for those who cause injury when behind the wheel.

This is according to a poll by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), which asked over 1,400 people whether they support the introduction of the charge of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The new law would mean driver recklessness is properly punished and it could lead to safer roads once the measure has been implemented across the UK.

Over two-thirds of those questioned said enforcement is one of the biggest deterrents to bad driving, while 48 per cent pointed to the consequences associated with a car crash.

IAM chief executive Simon Best said: "People want to see tougher penalties to deal with situations where the victim of a road accident is seriously injured."

He added it is up to the government to implement measures that "accurately reflect the severity of the offences committed".ADNFCR-2576-ID-801379087-ADNFCR

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