[2005] EWCA Crim 2169 [2005] EWCA Crim 2169

It was incumbent on all operators of minicabs and minibuses to exercise due care to see that their vehicles were frequently inspected and well-maintained. Where, as in the instant case, a deterrent sentence was not required, a sentence of four years’ imprisonment was more than within the general range of sentences for manslaughter by gross negligence due to a failure to properly maintain a minibus.