Drivers who kill could receive life sentences as part of changes coming into force this week.

Judges will be able to hand down life sentences to dangerous drivers who kill and careless drivers who kill while under the influence of drink or drugs.

The current penalty for each crime is a maximum prison sentence of 14 years.

“Those responsible will now face the possibility of life behind bars,” Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said.

The changes come into force as part of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act.  To read more click here

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