Came across this on another forum and cannot believe the injustice: In December 2016, Andy Lindup was run over and left to die in the road by the man who hit him. He was 36. The person responsible hid his van with its broken windscreen caused when he hit Andy and kept it to himself for a fortnight until he was traced by police. Because he left the scene, that's all he could be charged with as other evidence (drinking for example) couldn't be proven. As a result, he was given 4 months in prison and served only 61 days. For taking a life. Andy's family are campaigning to get the law changed so that leaving the scene carries the same sentence as death by dangerous driving. The way the law is at the moment, there is almost an incentive to drive away. The petition is here Petition: Increase the sentence for failure to stop after a fatal road traffic collision And some more detail about the case and the campaign from Andy's dad here: Hit-and-run family in sentence review call Please sign the petition, this crime is tragically so common and devastates so many lives and the sentences given out are a joke and an insult to grieving families. It's not the judges and the police at fault, the man who killed Andy was given the maximum sentence for that charge, it's the law that's wrong. Thank you for reading and for signing and feel free to share on Facebook/Twitter/anywhere else to help raise the profile of this campaign.