This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Petition Change sentencing guidelines for drink driving, especially when they cause death

Jana Kockova, 21, Marko Makula, 22, and Tomas Kocko, 19, from Peterborough all suffered fatal injuries after their car was involved in a head-on collision with a drink driver. Jana and Marko leave behind two-year-old Nela, and Rachael, one.

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The government should re-consider the current laws and instate a higher minimum and maximum prison sentence for people convicted of death by careless driving when under the influence of drink

Currently the maximum term is 14 years. The driver in this case only received 8 years imprisonment, and with good behaviour will be out in less than 4 years. Let’s make it tougher for offenders.

Let’s make a change now before any more young and innocent lives are lost because of reckless drink drivers.

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