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European police network welcomes cross border enforcement

TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, has welcomed today’s decision by European transport ministers to proceed with cross border enforcement of traffic penalties.

TISPOL president Roar Skjelbred Larsen said: “The police task of enforcement, under existing systems, is undermined when national laws are not respected by visitors.

“Although there are a number of bi-lateral and multi-lateral agreements in place, they are frequently unable to deal with the increasingly complex cross-border problems posed by traffic offenders.

“We are therefore delighted by the European transport ministers’ decision in support of the directive, which we know will be an essential step to saving lives on Europe’s roads and to provide fair treatment for all EU citizens.”

 


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  • Patriot - 02/12/2010 20:39

    This is and will be a dogs dinner to enforce. There is no agreement on speed limits in different countries, in some places in Bavaria winter tyres are a mandatory requirement but UK insurance companies have a policy of hiking premiums if you fit winter tyres. Who will decide if the UK DNA database will be handed over to other EU countries? What safeguards are envisaged to protect confidential data relating to individuals? Because of QMV-Qualified Majority Voting-Britain has no veto over legislation we do not want or like. Thank you T.Blair. Ex PM (Failed) You could even be banned from driving for a transgression committed in Europe whereas in the UK it could be a fine and/or points on your licence. What happens then? Fancy another trip to Europe to hear your appeal? This is A Bad Move and another example of the creeping Euro-isation of Britain and there is nothing the Government can or will do about it.

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