BRITISH Holidaymakers Driving Abroad Will Avoid EU Speed Camera Fines Thanks To Brexit ending the detail-sharing deal
Thanks to Brexit, an agreement on detail-sharing of motorists between the European states and the UK, has ended, which means that now, any UK holidaymakers who drive the UK plated vehicle abroad and break the speed limit going through a speed camera, will not receive any fine, according to a report in The Times.
British drivers can be pulled over by the police for speeding in any EU state though, and will still have to face an on-the-spot fine, and of course, it is reciprocal, that any foreign driver in the UK, with their car plated from an EU state, will not receive any speed camera fines.
Statistics show that 440,000 UK motorists driving in France received speeding fines from fixed roadside cameras, with the French police apparently requesting the details from DVLA on 555,847 motorists, in the period between January 2019 and September 2020.
According to French motoring website, Caradisiac, France is the most popular destination for British drivers, and fines can range from £61 to £3,360, which means the French government stands to lose more than £50million if roads returned to normal after the pandemic.
The French government has apparently asked to negotiate a new agreement with the UK but so far nothing has been arranged.
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