BRITISH motorists caught speeding on camera abroad will no longer be able to avoid hefty EU laws
Brussels bosses have created a one-way justice system, which will see Britons punished for speeding in France, the Netherlands and Belgium more so than continental drivers.
Approximately 23,000 foreign-registered vehicles evade speeding fines across the UK each year, costing the nation’s Treasury an eye-watering £2.3million.
The law will come into action in May – just before millions of British families head on their summer holidays across the continent – despite Brexit.
This is because the UK is forced to implement EU laws until Brexit goes ahead.
Britons are warned of fines of of up to £650 which can be issued for breaking speed limits
Britons are warned of fines of of up to £650 which can be issued for breaking speed limits of more than 31mph.
We surely need a system that ensures EU drivers breaking our traffic rules can expect the same?
Under the new law, the EU will have access to vehicle ownership details held by other countries and can use their powers to prosecute offences carried out by foreign-registered cars.
Steve Gooding, RAC Foundation director, told The Times: “It is the sort of cross-border conundrum that would make anyone question the EU’s record in protecting all our interests.
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the UK is forced to implement EU laws until Brexit goes ahead
“No one is saying Brits should escape prosecution for motoring offences they commit on the continent, but we surely need a system that ensures EU drivers breaking our traffic rules can expect the same?”
The Department of Transport added: “Whilst the UK is still a member of the EU, we are obliged to bring in rules on cross-border enforcement.
“Once we have left the EU, our Parliament will have the power to amend the law.”