EU-wide information exchange on traffic offences

30-01-2015

In 2011 the European Parliament and Council adopted a Directive to facilitate cross-border exchange of information on traffic offences related to road safety. The aim was to improve road safety by establishing a basis for the enforcement of sanctions for traffic offences committed by non-resident drivers. The Court of Justice of the European Union annulled this Directive in May 2014, finding that it had been adopted on an invalid legal basis, but allowed its effects to be maintained for a further year. In July 2014 the European Commission proposed a new Directive aimed at ensuring continuity in the provisions of the old one.

In 2011 the European Parliament and Council adopted a Directive to facilitate cross-border exchange of information on traffic offences related to road safety. The aim was to improve road safety by establishing a basis for the enforcement of sanctions for traffic offences committed by non-resident drivers. The Court of Justice of the European Union annulled this Directive in May 2014, finding that it had been adopted on an invalid legal basis, but allowed its effects to be maintained for a further year. In July 2014 the European Commission proposed a new Directive aimed at ensuring continuity in the provisions of the old one.