14 May 2004
BRUSSELS – Belgian motorists who commit traffic offences in France will face fines when they return home, it has been confirmed.
In the past it has often been difficult for the French authorities to punish Belgians who commit offences like speeding when using French roads.
This has usually been because of poor coordination between the authorities in France and Belgium.
But that should change under a new agreement between the two countries that was unveiled on Friday.
Under the deal both countries have pledged to punish their citizens for traffic offences committed on each others’ territories.
France and Luxembourg have already signed a similar deal.
Every year around 200,000 foreign drivers commit motoring offences on French roads, Belgian broadcaster RTL reported on its website.
[Copyright Expatica 2004]
Subject: Belgian news