Richard Graham, MP was given a national road safety award by the charity Brake and Direct Line Group for his campaign for tougher sentences for disqualified, unlicensed and uninsured drivers that kill and injure.
The maximum sentence for causing death by driving while unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured was two years in prison.
On May 6 Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announced that the maximum sentence for causing death by driving while unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured will rise to 10 years, with a maximum of four years for causing serious injuries. The Justice Secretary also announced a wider review of all driving offences, to take place over the next few months, which Brake has welcomed.
What do you think? Are sentences too lenient, too harsh or about right?
Should sentencing be even tougher for professional drivers?