Foreign drivers targeted for speeding fines
TT/The Local · 23 Mar 2008, 09:54
Published: 23 Mar 2008 09:54 GMT+01:00
"As it looks today foreign drivers that commit offences in Sweden can in principle just choose to throw away their parking or speeding tickets in the bin. We have neither the harmonized legislation nor the conditions needed to collect the fines," said Bengt Svensson of the National Police Board (Rikspolisstyrelsen) to Svenska Dagbladet.
A new directive from the EU Commission is set to address the situation and the directive contains regulations to assist authorities in tracking offenders.
Sweden currently has an arrangement with its Scandinavian neighbours which makes it possible to collect fines across the national borders.