The government plans to introduce tougher sentences for banned drivers, it has announced today.
Under the new ruling, a disqualified driver that causes death as a result of their dangerous driving will face up to a decade behind bars, as opposed to the previous ruling of two years.
The changes expected to be phased in from the start of next year, have been decided upon after concerns were raised by victim’s families.
Chris Grayling, Secretary for Justice, also stated that he intends to launch a review of current punishments for driving offences, to ensure that the proper penalties were in place.
“Disqualified drivers should not be on our roads for good reason. Those who choose to defy a ban imposed by a court and go on to destroy innocent lives must face serious consequences for the terrible impact of their actions.” Said Grayling today. “Today, we are sending a clear message that anyone who does will face much tougher punishment.”
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