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Life Sentences To Be Given To Reckless Drivers


Drivers who kill could face a life behind bars from tomorrow, 28th June.


Judges will now be able to hand out life sentences to dangerous drivers. The current penalty for dangerous drivers who kill and careless drivers who kill while under the influence of drink or drugs is 14 years.



The sentence increase is part of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act and applies to offences committed across England, Scotland and Wales. This sentence excluded Northern Ireland as the country has its own road safety laws.


“Too many lives have been lost to reckless behaviour behind the wheel, devastating families.”

Justice Secretary Dominic Raab