FOREIGN visitors in the UK who are caught speeding will avoid being sent steep fines due to new Brexit regulation.
Since the UK left the EU on January 1 with a new Brexit deal, a number of changes are now in place.
The EU's Cross-Border Enforcement Directive formerly allowed information sharing between the UK and the EU which would allow speeding drivers to be contacted when they left the country.
This meant anyone caught speeding in a foreign country could be fined up to a year after the incident.
However, since the UK left the EU, this is no longer in place, meaning it is unlikely that foreign speeding drivers will be fined once they leave the UK.
This is also the same in reverse – Brits are unlikely to be fined if they are caught speeding in an EU country.
However, this doesn't affect on-the-spot fines, where police can issue a £100 fine and three points on the license.
The most severe charges can see the speeding driver taken to court, fined up to £2,500 or even a prison sentence.
Authorities in France hope to introduce a similar information sharing agreement with the UK following the Brexit deal, but is unlikely to be enforced.
Since the new Brexit deal on January 1, there are a number of new driving regulations that Brits will have to follow if they are abroad.
Other changes include applying for a green card from your insurer — these can take up to six weeks to process — and taking your driving licence and log book (V5C) if driving in an EU country.
The EHIC scheme is being replaced by the GHIC scheme which, while still a free service, now excludes Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
Passports must also have at least six months left on them while in an EU country, instead of simply being in-date, and must not be more than 10 years old.
We've explained everything you can expect ahead of your next holiday to Spain or France following Brexit.
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