THE children of a charity fundraiser killed in a road tragedy fear more people will die until the law is changed.
The agony has not eased for the family of 56-year-old Tony Robinson who was killed when he was hit by a banned driver while crossing Lane Head Road in Shepley on December 1, 2004.
Now, two years on, his family say their lives and Christmases will never be the same again. And they have spoken of their continual frustration at what they regard as soft sentences for drivers who kill on the roads.
The driver, Ashley Patrice, now 24, of Almondbury, had never passed a driving test.
He was jailed for 28 months for perverting the course of justice and driving while disqualified in relation to Tony's death.
But the judge said he would have to serve a consecutive sentence of 12 months for an earlier dangerous driving charge - again while disqualified - which he had also admitted.
The prosecution decided to offer no evidence against him for causing death by dangerous driving in relation to Tony's death.
Kind-hearted Tony was an organist and charity fundraiser. He had undertaken two sponsored bike rides from Land's End to John o' Groats.
His ex-wife, Jane, and their children, 21-year-old Lucinda and Giles, 20, feel they have had no proper justice for their father's death.
They said: "We just feel that while the law remains so lenient this will happen again and again to other families.
"It beggars belief that there is no law whereby an illegal driver can be punished for killing someone.
"Everytime we hear of a similar tragedy happening we know what that family is going through, from the knock on the door by the police to the visit to the hospital mortuary and that final awful feeling that you'll never see a loved one again.
"That person's death has a massive ripple effect and so many lives are deeply affected.
"Deaths on the road are still not seen as a serious enough crime.
"All this misery can so easily be avoided if only people were law-abiding and drove sensibly.
"We can only hope that those involved in what happened to Tony have learned from that terrible evening. In the blink of an eye someone's life was finished.
"We will always feel a great sense of injustice. No-one has been punished for taking Tony's life and surely that is the ultimate crime, taking someone's life."
Jane said she now hates travelling in the dark as it was early evening when Tony was killed.
"What happened to Tony will never go away and the pain will never cease," she said.
"People think it is a million-to-one chance it will happen to them, but it does happen to people.
"It happened to us."
Tony died when he was hit by a Rover driven by Patrice who was with another man, Daniel Robinson, and two women. They drove away and dropped the women off.
Patrice and Robinson then set the Rover on fire in a bid to stop the police gathering evidence.
Robinson, now 22, of Almondbury, was jailed for eight months for trying to pervert the course of justice.
Tony's family condemned that jail term as "atrocious" and have once again urged people to bombard their MPs with letters to push for a change in the law.
"It is time the law was changed to protect us all from disqualified, illegal and uninsured drivers," they said.