The problem appears to be the same on both sides of the Atlantic: distraught people who have just lost a partner, a parent, a sibling or a child, are repeatedly being told that a driver responsible for their tragic loss is only going to be charged with a low-ranking offence or maybe not charged at all.
This 40-minute video shows that victims in Britain are just as devastated by reluctance on the part of prosecutors as have been many of the people I have spoken to here in the USA in just the past few days.
One difference our American readers need to be aware of is that all references to ‘casualties’ in this ETA video from Britain include injured people as well as the fatalities.
About 1800 people are killed on British roads each year. The number for the USA is about twenty-times greater, at around 37,000.