Page last updated: July 10, 2018
Drivers in the UK who cause fatal road crashes to receive life sentences

The UK government has announced plans to introduce more stringent penalties for drink- and drug-driving offenders that cause fatal road traffic crashes, following a recent public consultation. A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said that the increased penalties would be equivalent to those for a manslaughter charge, and would apply to all drivers who cause road crash deaths as a result of dangerous or careless driving. In addition, a new offense of causing serious injury through careless driving will be created.

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