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EU law targets foreign rogue drivers to curb offences

Drivers who commit traffic offences in another EU country will be pursued for fines at home, under a new EU draft law expected to be passed on Wednesday.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31356381

Looks like it's coming into force in May 2015, except for UK, Ireland and Denmark who have until May 2017 to adopt the law.

The EU directive will cover a range of offences, including:
  • drink-driving
  • speeding
  • using a mobile phone at the wheel
  • ignoring red lights or one-way signs
The lead MEP handling the legislation, Spanish Socialist Ines Ayala Sender, said the aim was to tackle "the relative impunity for foreign drivers" violating road safety rules.

It will enable authorities to "impose penalties on non-residents in the same way as residents", she said in a report.
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Old 10.02.2015, 20:33
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No potential for abuse what-so-ev-ah!
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Old 10.02.2015, 20:47
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Thank god we aren't in the EU.

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Drivers who commit traffic offences in another EU country will be pursued for fines at home, under a new EU draft law expected to be passed on Wednesday.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31356381

Looks like it's coming into force in May 2015, except for UK, Ireland and Denmark who have until May 2017 to adopt the law.

The EU directive will cover a range of offences, including:
  • drink-driving
  • speeding
  • using a mobile phone at the wheel
  • ignoring red lights or one-way signs
The lead MEP handling the legislation, Spanish Socialist Ines Ayala Sender, said the aim was to tackle "the relative impunity for foreign drivers" violating road safety rules.

It will enable authorities to "impose penalties on non-residents in the same way as residents", she said in a report.
A good thing, actually. Respect the rules and you won't be penalised. Simples! Or pay the fines and shut up.
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Old 10.02.2015, 21:04
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A good thing, actually. Respect the rules and you won't be penalised. Simples! Or pay the fines and shut up.
Yeah, because no Greek or Italian copper has made shit up to shaft a "rich" Brit or German ever...

It's a bent copper's dream, this is!
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Yeah, because no Greek or Italian copper has made shit up to shaft a "rich" Brit or German ever...

It's a bent copper's dream, this is!
And I was thinking that "Italians" or "Greeks" (insert any other nationality) will learn to behave on roads...
It's not always about Brits, DB....
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Old 10.02.2015, 21:08
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And I was thinking that "Italians" or "Greeks" (insert any other nationality) will learn to behave on roads...
It's not always about Brits, DB....
No, but it's always about money.
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Old 10.02.2015, 21:12
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Yeah, because no Greek or Italian copper has made shit up to shaft a "rich" Brit or German ever...

It's a bent copper's dream, this is!
Well, that's a bit over the top. Easier to extort people locally when you pull them over.

Seems like a good law to me.
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Old 10.02.2015, 21:21
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Thank god we aren't in the EU.

Tom
Maybe. But would a driving ban in Switzerland also now apply in the EU? This thread made me wonder.

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Maybe. But would a driving ban in Switzerland also now apply in the EU? This thread made me wonder.

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Of course, they (the Swiss) take your driving license...I mean physically remove it from you. And they make you pay them a "rent" for keeping it safe. He he.
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Re: EU law targets foreign rogue drivers to curb offences

I might agree with it, if they used approximately same standards across the EU to base the charge and the penalty ...

I know that the interstate commerce law in the US, while I am out of state, will force the cops to treat me as if I was in my home state ..... None of them like to admit it, but when confronted, they do give in ....
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Old 10.02.2015, 21:24
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Yeah, because no Greek or Italian copper has made shit up to shaft a "rich" Brit or German ever...

It's a bent copper's dream, this is!
The only times I've been stopped (in or out of CH) have been warranted.

In 1984, I was stopped in the UK.
Motorcycle cop goes 'do you know what the speed limit is'?
Me: 'no' (alas, I lied).
Cop: 'it's 70, not 95-100 like you were doing. I had to follow you through several towns to catch up to you'.
Cop: do you have a UK license.
Me: No.
Cop: do you have an International license.
Me: No.
OK, on your way then.

Thank god he didn't breathalize me.

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Of course, they (the Swiss) take your driving license...I mean physically remove it from you. And they make you pay them a "rent" for keeping it safe. He he.
Yes, but would they take a French driving licence off you if you got a driving ban in Switzerland? Or would the French now take your French licence off you in response to a ban incurred in Switzerland under this new law?
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