Motorists who cause death by speeding could face life sentence | The Guardian
Jamie GriersonMon 14 Sep 2020 00.01 BST
Drivers who cause death by speeding, racing or using a mobile phone could face life sentences under a overhaul of sentencing to be unveiled this week.
The changes follow concerns from families and campaigners, as well as some judges, that the 14-year maximum fails to reflect the severity of the crime.
Offenders who cause loss of life by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs could also face life in prison.