Not sure if this has been mentioned oreven reported, but I wrote to my MP about the sentencing of dangerous drivers after reading that it was being conulted and I got a reponce stating that the maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drink and drugs was being increased from 14 years to life.
This surprised me a bit and seems like a good move.
They don't really define a life though or a minimum.
Wikipedia states that life means they can hold a person for life, but they rarely do and it seems that the minimum sentence is the thing to look for.
Seems to me that its a crime as serious as murder, but that unlike murder, its often a total surprise for the victim and the people close to the victim, whereas a lot of murders and manslaughters etc there are at least clues. For example, if you deal in drugs or roam the streets. You at least have your senses to prepare and defend, even in violent relationships. But if your on your way to work and then suddenly your wiped out, it seems a lot harsher all round, and yet is often treated as nothing more than an aggrivated accident.
It will be interesting to see how this works out in practice. I do recall some judges lamenting the fact that they were bound by the previous arrangments.