Killer drivers must pay the price - new Drive For Justice campaign launched

Drive for Justice campaign. Photo: Shutterstock

Drive for Justice campaign. Photo: Shutterstock

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Drivers who kill have been sentenced to an average of just four years in prison with dozens escaping jail altogether, an investigation has revealed.

Not a single person has been handed the maximum 14-year sentence for causing death by dangerous driving since Parliament lengthened the sentence from ten years in 2004. Figures show that between 2006 and 2015, 111 people convicted of causing death by dangerous driving walked free from court. Seventy-nine were given suspended sentences, with 14 given community service, 10 people dealt with through a fine and two given a conditional discharge.