Road Safety News

Foreign drivers loophole to close

Thursday 1st January 2009

Thousands of foreign drivers have escaped punishment in the last year despite being caught speeding, North Wales Police have revealed – but the law will shortly change to address this.

In a reply to a Freedom of Information request, the force said 3,536 offences were recorded by cameras in the last 12 months - up 2,146 on the previous year. But they were not punished because police cannot send a notice of intended prosecution within the required time.

However, the law has been changed and from 1 April 2009 the Local Transport Act will allow the DVLA to ask its equivalent body in foreign countries for the contact details of non-UK drivers.

Click here to read the full BBC News report.


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