KILLER drivers will face life behind bars as part of a tough new crackdown to make streets safer.
Those who cause death by speeding, drink or drug driving or while using a mobile phone will face the maximum term in new laws from Tuesday.
Drivers who cause death while driving – including those using mobiles – will face life in prison[/caption]
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act will also create a new offence of causing serious injury by careless driving.
About a third of drivers who kill or maim avoid prison.
Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said: “Too many lives have been lost to reckless behaviour behind the wheel.”
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