One of the few positive side effects of Brexit is that Britons are likely to receive fewer foreign fines in the years to come. The agreement between EU countries to collect flash fines from each other has lapsed as the UK is no longer a member of the EU.
At the moment, this is an almost entirely moot situation, as few Britons travel by car in mainland Europe, but the directive on cross-border enforcement ends with Brexit. This directive was introduced in 2015 and allowed any EU country to fine a driver who committed a speeding offense in another EU country.
This is good news for UK drivers, but bad news for many EU countries. Especially France will miss the euros of the failed flash income. According to Automatic express Every year, more than 500,000 UK drivers are caught speeding in this country. As a result, the French government is missing more than 60 million euros per year. In all likelihood, even more inconspicuous surveillance cars and laser guns will be used, after which offenders will have to pay the fine immediately.
At the same time, the British can no longer collect fines from drivers in other EU countries. There are reports that a partnership is underway to make this possible. In addition, the British could take the model from Switzerland. This country is also not a member of the EU, but speeding tickets are imposed on drivers from other countries. It is not known when this diet will be introduced – if at all.
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