For too long foreign drivers have been getting away with speeding on the UK’s roads. Now a new law to be voted on this week will mean these criminals could be brought to justice in their home country.
A news article in The Independent gives more details:
“Under the new rules, which are expected to be backed by the vast majority of MEPs including UK Conservatives, tickets for speeding, ignoring a red light, drink and drug driving and driving while using a mobile phone will be enforced across the EU.
If a driver commits an offence in another country, that state may use their car’s registration number to access their personal data to send out a letter in the driver’s own language, demanding payment and threatening court action if they do not pay the fine.
The new Bill will be the first time that all 28 EU countries take part in cross-border information exchanges. Under the law, British police will also be able to pursue foreign motorists for traffic and speeding fines if they have left the UK.”
This is good news for the British driver and will make driving in Europe safer.