AUDIO: Widow launches campaign after husband killed by drink-driver

AUDIO: Widow launches campaign after husband killed by drink-driver

Published at 7:01am 27th July 2016.

A Long Preston woman has vowed to change the law after her husband was killed by a drink-driver. 

On Saturday 3 October 2015, Bob Allaway was riding his motorbike along the A65 near Settle when he was involved in a head-on collision with a Nissan Note.

The 46-year-old died at the scene from multiple injuries. 

The driver was found to be nearly two-and-a-half times the legal limit.

He has since been sentenced to four years and eight months in prison and served with a five-year and eight-month ban from driving for causing the death of a motorcyclist whilst being drunk behind the wheel.

He's likely to serve around two-and-a-half years of his sentence. 

Lorraine said: "There's thousands and thousands of people out there that have lost loved ones. They're serving a life sentence, yet the person that's committed the crime is serving two-and-a-half, three, four years, maximum. That to me is no justice whatsoever."

Lorraine has since set up a petition, calling for tougher sentences for drivers who kill other road users.

It's received over 99,000 signatures, and needs only a few hundred more for the issue to be debated in Parliament. 

You can hear more of Lorraine's story here: 

You can find out more about Lorraine's petition by visiting www.change.org/p/tougher-sentences-for-drivers-who-kill-other-road-users-whilst-driving-drunk