Hundreds of fines not paid
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.