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Europe backs cross-border motoring crackdown

Europe backs cross-border motoring crackdown
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Good conduct behind the wheel must be observed at home and abroad – or expect a penalty!

Unpunished driving offences on foreign soil are set to become a thing of the past for Europe’s motorists.

EU countries will share information to help identify nationals from other member states who cross the border and break the law. It comes after new legislation was approved by the European Parliament.

Inés Ayala Sender, the MEP who has seen the process through, thanked fellow deputies on behalf of campaigners and families of road accident victims. She said the vote was a crucial step in avoiding hundreds of deaths every year.

Speeding and drink-driving are among eight offences covered by the cooperation deal which Ireland, the UK and Denmark have yet to sign up to.