Burton and Uttoxeter’s MP, Andrew Griffiths, has welcomed the move by the Government to introduce tougher sentencing for irresponsible drivers. The Government has confirmed plans that it will increase the maximum penalty for causing death by dangerous driving to 14 years and will introduce life sentences for dangerous drivers who kill while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The move is part of the Government’s plans to tackle dangerous driving and cycling following recent tragedies caused by reckless drivers and cyclists. The plans also follow an overwhelming response to a Government consultation which revealed substantial backing for the proposals from the public.
Andrew said, “This is a welcome move by the Government and I am pleased that they have been listening to the concerns of bereaved families. The thought that you or I could lose a loved one at the hands of a careless driver and then not see proper justice is unthinkable. I am pleased the Government is committed to righting this wrong and are introducing new laws which will make our roads safer for all to use.”