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MORISTS WHO CAUSE DEATH BY SPEEDING COULD FACE LIFE SENTENCE  

Bristol family of couple killed by dangerous driver 'thrilled' by plans to  jail motorists for life - Bristol LiveLaw change will ensure dangerous drivers face full force of law, says minister. Drivers who cause death by speeding, racing or using a mobile phone could face life sentences under a overhaul of sentencing to be unveiled this week.

The changes follow concerns from families and campaigners, as well as some judges, that the 14-year maximum fails to reflect the severity of the crime. Offenders who cause loss of life by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs could also face life in prison. Read more HERE.

Bristol family of couple killed by dangerous driver 'thrilled' by plans to  jail motorists for life - Bristol LiveLaw change will ensure dangerous drivers face full force of law, says minister. Drivers who cause death by speeding, racing or using a mobile phone could face life sentences under a overhaul of sentencing to be unveiled this week.

The changes follow concerns from families and campaigners, as well as some judges, that the 14-year maximum fails to reflect the severity of the crime. Offenders who cause loss of life by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs could also face life in prison. Read more HERE.

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Published on 14/09/2020 @ 01h38   | |