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Foreign drivers owe 'millions' in fines

UK councils have said tens of thousands of pounds in unpaid fines by drivers of foreign cars are lost each month as the are untraceable. John Ironmonger reports

Councils are missing out on millions of pounds every year because foreign drivers are not paying parking fines, the Local Government Association says.

European vehicles can be driven on UK roads for six months before being registered, with any parking offences committed in this period not recorded.

UK councils say tens of thousands of pounds in unpaid fines are lost each month as car owners cannot be traced.

John Ironmonger reports.

  • 02 Aug
  • From the section UK