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“Hands off” DVLA data base says lawyer Nick Freeman

An EU rulling demanding the UK hands over the personal details of 38 million drivers to 26 foreign police forces has been slammed by leading traffic lawyer, Nick Freeman, he said;

Each country has different laws and it’s as simple as that. If I’m stopped in France for committing a motoring offence then I’ll get punished in France. If it is speeding this is usually dealt with by an on-the-spot fine.

In the UK, speeders have their licence endorsed with penalty points in addition to a fine. I cannot understand why the EU is demanding this. To me it is sinister.

We are not a federal state. If this move goes ahead then what next? Will Europe demand all records held by the HMRC?”

Once we hand over this database it could lead to cases where UK citizens are wrongly fingered for an offence and being subjected to a European arrest warrant.

And, if we were to leave the EU as a good number of the population want us to, what happens then? Once it has been handed over there is no chance of getting it back!”

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  • Harry - 20/01/2013 07:38

    I am with Mr. Freeman, 100%, indeed, we are not a federal state, this is just another push by bureaucrats, those sorry people who basically get nothing else done except manage to spend our tax money in all sorts of frivolous projects. This is an excellent example of just that. Do not give in to this crap. (btw,I am not a UK resident)

  • Charl - 20/01/2013 11:20

    Just one question. Does the UK police have access to their information ?

  • David Roberts - 15/08/2016 11:33

    No UK Police have no records of EU Drivers.

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