Disqualified Drivers to get Tougher Sentences

The government has announced plans to introduce tougher sentences for disqualified drivers who cause death whilst driving, and a new offence of causing serious injury when driving whilst disqualified.

A disqualified driver who causes death could now face up to 10 years imprisonment, a substantial increase from the current two years. The new serious injury offence could carry up to four years imprisonment.

The proposals are expected to become law early next year.