Cross Border Enforcement Directive (driving fines)

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  1. campa cola

    campa cola Funster

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    Just noticed the UK's opt out has been declared unlawful a while ago by the EU so basically on or after or before? may 2017 the DVLA can give foreign enforcement agencies your details and send you a fine/points for errant behaviour on their roads. I can't help feeling the main reason the Brits who always seem picked on as a reason for introducing this legislation are often just following for example the appalling French drivers, who know where the speed cameras are and suddenly and dangerously break in from of them. What do you think?

    Confusingly the UK must have a separate agreement with the likes of Norway because I am pretty sure if you get caught on a speed camera there they will send the demand for 10% of your assets via data from the DVLA database.

    Thankfully my latest Ducato cab comes fitted with a speed limiter, which will be worth its weight in licence points!
     
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    Time to get out of the EU.

    Being immune to French speeding fines could save me an hour on the way to the Alps!:)
     
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    I would much prefer that they kept details from the numerous commercial companies some of them little more that cowboys in the UK. Got no problems with divulging traffic offences either here or there. I assume that it is reciprical and offences by foreign drivers in the UK can also be enforced.

    Dick
     
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    Sounds sensible to me if it works both ways why should they not be reciprical
     
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    Next they will getting foreign driver details for Parking Eye.
    The Norwegian system seems to be a bit too draconian to actually be true, bit on par with the death penalty for speeding.
     
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    worked in norway for a while.
    never got caught speeding, but was told that drink driving was 21 days jail time, before you went to court.
    so can believe they would want 10% of your earnings
     
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    Because how do you know it is true ? Here you don't have to be stopped to be fined so all they need to do is clock your number , bung down speeding/crossing red light/ failing to render assistance /whatever & send it on.
     
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    Norway is 100% true at up to 10% of your income
    & bird if they feel like it
    http://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/high-speeding-ticket-fines/
     
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    Finland is the same (or certainly was when I worked there).
    In a way its fair - a £60 fine to a millionaire is nothing, but 10% of their income would hurt them.
     
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    It's not a bad idea. You wouldn't need many high profile cases before speeding wasn't a problem any more.

    As you say a £60 or £100 fine and a few points is nothing but if it was going to cost you several thousand each time most people would think twice about risking it.
     
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    I have to agree, and the behaviour of the locals in Finland and Norway bears that out! Particularly as the Norwegian police seem at liberty to set unmarked speed traps in the most remote places.The only people I saw speeding recklessly were German motorhomers! Mind you the worst offender went though a speed trap so hopefully he was duly punished. The main problem with Norwegian driving I found is their roads are very narrow and their oil money had bought them new big cars which many if them seem unable to drive very well!
     
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    10% of your income! bloody hell!!! So with my pension of £73.10 a week that's £7.31p that's draconian.

    Disgusted of notloB.
     
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    Times 52 = £380.12
    Makes it painful for everyone doesn't it?
     
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    Maybe on your bicycle when they have confiscated your MH :cry::eek:
     
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    I thought it was 10% of you total asset worth
     
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    I have one of those, well, the early model. She shouts at me if I even think about speeding. :(
     
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    No its annual income, I misread that:(
     
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    Just curious as to which Government department supplies the information about income? Does this mean we can all find out how much each other coins in?
     
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    Pretty sure the Norwegian police involve a credit agency early on so they will have access to your credit reports and maybe more?
     
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