Motorists with driving bans will face harsher sentencing if they continue to drive and cause a death on the road.
From next year any disqualified drivers that cause serious injury will receive up to four years in prison and up to 10 if they cause a death.
Under present regulations, the maximum sentence for a disqualified motorist that causes a death is two years.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said: "I want to make our roads safer and ensure people who cause harm face tough penalties.
"Disqualified drivers should not be on our roads for good reason.
"Those who choose to defy a ban imposed by a court and go on to destroy innocent lives must face serious consequences for the terrible impact of their actions."
It was also announced that all driving offences and penalties are being reviewed.