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No More Intra-Europe Speeding

12
September
2008
  Posted at 08:55:11 AM
  File under  News Triumph
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

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The days that European motorcycle riders could speed in each other's countries are numbered. We used to be able to get caught speeding in another country, but never face any penalties and charges. It just wasn't feasible for one country to charge a citizen of another country.

But no more. Next month, the European Commission will vote in a law that makes it possible to enforce cross border traffic offenses. The European Parliament’s Transport Committee have a target of bringing down the 40,000 fatal traffic accidents per year, to 27,000 by 2010. One way is to start going after people who speed in other countries, knowing that they will not pay the price.

Already the French Police have started a campaign with the UK Police to go after motorcycles who cross the channel and then speed in France.

Research for the European Commission shows that nonresident drivers account for a disproportionately high number of road traffic accidents - particularly speeding offenses. The Transport Committee believes current rules discriminate against residents who face penalties foreign drivers generally avoid.

Cross border fines will include speeding, drink-driving, failure to wear seatbelt and not stopping for stop sign or red light.

There is very little doubt that this law will not pass. So probably next year we'll all be riding our motorcycles in each other's countries according to the same rules and penalties.





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