Hun­dreds of fines not paid

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

FOR­EIGN na­tion­als have evaded more than £350,000 in fines in the Thames Val­ley area dur­ing the past year.

Be­tween Au­gust 2013 and July 2014, 3,580 for­eign mo­torist have been caught speed­ing by Thames Val­ley Po­lice but let off their fine be­cause the DVLA does not cover ve­hi­cles regis­tered abroad.

If each of th­ese of­fences re­sulted in a fixed fine of £100, a to­tal of £358,000 has been al­lowed to slip through the net.

One driver got away with do­ing 102mph in a 70mph zone.

The fig­ures, which were re­leased un­der the Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion Act fol­low­ing a re­quest by road safety char­ity the In­sti­tute of Ad­vanced Mo­torists, show that a to­tal of about £2.3mil­lion in fines has not been col­lected from 23,295 for­eign driv­ers caught speed­ing since the be­gin­ning of 2013.

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