Life sentences for killer drivers in the UK will finally be introduced to parliament next year; a near four-year wait after a previous pledge from the Ministry of Justice.
It means someone found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving – or careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs – now faces a maximum penalty of a life sentence instead of the current 14 years.
“Driving is a privilege not a right and yet our flawed legal system continues to allow convicted dangerous drivers on the roads where they can endanger others. We all want safer roads but we will only achieve this if the law treats road crime with the seriousness it deserves.”
Read the article at Fleet World.