France to chase foreign road offenders

3rd February 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Feb 3 (AFP) - The French government is working with other European countries to end the relative impunity foreign drivers have so far enjoyed when breaking French road rules, Transport Minister Gilles de Robien told parliament Tuesday.

PARIS, Feb 3 (AFP) - The French government is working with other European countries to end the relative impunity foreign drivers have so far enjoyed when breaking French road rules, Transport Minister Gilles de Robien told parliament Tuesday.

 He said France was looking to sign a series of conventions similar to one already enacted with Switzerland which would see violators receiving fines or other legal action in their home countries for infractions committed during driving trips in France.

"We are working with other neighbouring countries - Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg - to extend this system so that we all share it," he said.

"There is also an Europe-wide agreement, on procedural cooperation to do with traffic infractions and the carrying out of legal sanctions, which is in the process of being adopted," de Robien said.

© AFP

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