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Drivers who cause death by dangerous driving or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs could now face life in jail under Government plans.
The maximum sentence for causing death by speeding, racing, or using a mobile phone will be raised from 14 years to life, making the offence equivalent to manslaughter.
A separate offence, causing death by driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs, will also rise from 14 years to life.
Police officers across Europe are delivery excellent results in their crackdown on criminals using the roads. As part of Operation Trivium 9 taking place throughout this week, officers in six European countries (including the UK and Ireland) have been stopping vehicles and checking drivers' details with the purpose of dealing a major blow to mobile criminality across Europe.
Police from six European countries will be taking part in Operation Trivium next week, targeting cross-border criminality seeking to deny criminals the use of the roads.
Coordinated by TISPOL (The European Traffic Police Network), officers from the UK, Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, Lithuania, and Romania will be stopping vehicles and checking drivers' details with the purpose of making a significant impact on mobile criminality across Europe.
Operation Trivium 9 will take place from Monday 9 to Friday 13 October.
FORMER TISPOL President Aidan Reid has received a TISPOL Award for his outstanding contribution to road safety. Chief Superintendent Reid, who is a lead for Ireland’s Garda Traffic Corps, was commended for his dedication, commitment, energy and enthusiasm during a career dedicated to saving lives on the roads.
The award was made by current TISPOL President Paolo Cestra on Tuesday 3 October during the TISPOL 2017 Road Safety Conference in Manchester.