Brexit stops dashing tickets on the border – Thebritishjournal

Call it a Brexit dividend.

Speeding tickets and other fines for motoring offenses issued to British drivers in the EU — and vice versa — can no longer be enforced after the end of the Brexit transition period, French officials told the Times on Wednesday.

The U.K.’s departure from the bloc means a 2015 EU directive covering cross-border exchanges of information relating to traffic offenses — allowing EU countries to trade motorist data and send out penalties — no longer applies.

British drivers can still be issued on-the-spot penalties if caught by police, but in practice will no longer be sent fines after returning home. The same applies to EU drivers in the U.K.

In 2019, France registered 444,378 driving offenses by British drivers, ranging from using a phone while driving (€135) to breaking the speed limit by over 50 kilometers per hour (€1,500).

France stands to lose up to €60 million per year in unpaid tickets, according to the French motoring site Caradisiac.

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