Government unveils stiffer penalties for dangerous driving 

A broad majority of Parliament agreed to increase prison time handed down for certain violations upwards of 150 percent

Earlier today, the Justice Ministry ushered in more stringent punishments for dangerous driving.

In collaboration with Venstre, Dansk Folkeparti, Radikale, Socialistisk Folkeparti, Enhedslisten, Konservative and Nye Borgerlige, the government reached an accord on a number of elements that would see stiffer penalties for hazardous driving.

Those include tougher punishments for those convicted in connection with hit-and-run offences, as well as manslaughter. 

“We stiffen punishments for dangerous driving in several areas, strengthen police opportunities to impound vehicles and provide leasing companies better tools to deny dangerous drivers the ability to lease cars,” said the justice minister, Nick Hækkerup.