Life sentences for drivers who kill
If you follow the news then I’m sure you’ve seen the hugely important change that’s been made to the dangerous driving laws?
If not, let me fill you in…
Ministers have agreed that drivers who cause death as a result of driving while using a mobile, or driving dangerously will now face life in prison.
Pretty big deal, right?
And it doesn’t end there. If you cause death as a result of driving under the influence of drink or drugs, you’ll get a life sentence for that too.
The change has been implemented as a result of campaigning by MPs, in particular, Heidi Allen of South Cambridgeshire, and 9,000 submissions that have supported the proposal.
It’s made me think for sure.
Some people think that the measure is too harsh, in that it effectively places the crime higher than manslaughter, but others have made the point that unless something is done to highlight the seriousness of dangerous driving, it’ll just continue.
What do you think? Would love to know, so leave a comment below.