Here's a question which i hope will give rise to a good discussion.
Firstly though, I have to be clear that I believe that the drink/drive alcohol limit should be zero.
First Scenario: After a business lunch the driver loses control of his car, mounts a pavement and smashes into a lamp post. Nobody is hurt.
Second scenario: Identical to the first except that, on its way to the lamp post, the car hits a young mother with a child in a pushchair and they both die.
The question is: As they have both behaved in exactly the same way, do they both have the same punishment or is the second driver punished more harshly because the result of his accident is far more serious?
I think it is time drivers, who cause death by drink (or otherwise dangerous, eg using phone) driving, were automatically given a life ban in addition to any other sentence their crime may attract. No let-off because it will cause hardship, they should have thought about that before committing the crime and jail if they flout the ban.