Drivers who kill will face life prison sentence under new law change

Those who cause road deaths due to dangerous or careless driving in England, Scotland and Wales will now face life in prison after a review of sentencing - Need for 'causing death by dangerous cycling' law still being reviewed

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Drivers who kill as a result of dangerous or careless driving will now face life imprisonment after ministers agreed on plans for a shake-up of British road laws.

Several road safety groups have welcomed the proposed changes to sentencing guidelines, which many campaigners have felt are long overdue.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.