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Fines across borders

Date: 15/04/2014
Source: Liaison FFCC (F)

Since 7 November 2013, fines for traffic offences within the EU (except for Great Britain, Denmark and Ireland) have been catching up with the offenders wherever they live.
Offenders now receive fines at home in the language of the country they live in, for:
- Speeding
- Not wearing a seat belt
- Driving through a red traffic light
- Drunken driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Not wearing a helmet
- Driving on a prohibited road
- Phoning while driving (where it is forbidden)
Countries are now exchanging registration data and can thus locate and contact the perpetrators of traffic offences.