Campaigners welcome plan for killer drivers to face life sentences

Campaigners welcome plan for killer drivers to face life sentences

Motorists who cause death by dangerous or careless driving could get longer prison terms under plans unveiled by ministers

Dangerous drivers who kill while using a mobile phone at the wheel could face life sentences under plans unveiled by ministers, bringing the punishment in line with those charged with manslaughter.

Motorists who cause death by speeding or street racing, or through careless driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, could also be handed life sentences if proposals to increase the 14-year limit for the offence are adopted.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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