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Speed Limits: Fixed Penalties

Question for Home Office

UIN 215815, tabled on 25 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that penalties for speeding are enforced against drivers from overseas; and what her policy is on the introduction of on-the-spot fines for speeding.

Answered on

28 November 2014

Enforcement of road traffic legislation is an operational matter for the police. The police are able to issue all motorists on the roads with fixed penalty notices for speeding. Motorists who cannot provide a verified UK address can be required to make an on-the-spot roadside payment, also known as a fixed penalty deposit.

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Home Office
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