Death crash crackdown call
MIDDLETON MP Liz McInnes has urged the government to bring in tougher sentences for people who cause death by dangerous driving.
In October last year, following a long battle by grieving families and campaigners, the government announced that tougher sentences would be introduced.
However, 12 months on, no action has been taken, so Ms McInnes has written to Justice Secretary David Gauke asking for action.
A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “Killer drivers ruin lives and the government is committed to making sure that the courts have sufficient powers to deal with driving offences appropriately and proportionately. We will bring forward proposals for changes in the law as soon as parliamentary time allows.”
However, Ms McInnes said this response was ‘unacceptable’ adding: “It lets down the already grieving families, and is a particular insult to those who have lost loved ones since October 2017 and who know that if it weren’t for the government dragging its feet the killer would be serving a sentence that fits the crime.
“The government needs to act now.”
MP Liz McInnes is calling for action on danger drivers