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Half of Europeans ignore Belgian traffic fines
A 2013 European directive on the exchange of traffic information within the European Union has yet to take effect in Belgium, with about half of the fines given to European offenders going unpaid and unenforced, reports La Dernière Heure.
Currently, only drivers from France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg can be fined for a traffic offense committed in Belgium. Motorists from the 23 other EU member states are let off the hook, unless the police pull them over for the offense. That is either because there is no bilateral agreement between Belgium and the driver’s home country, or there is a language problem with sending out the fines by mail.
FPS Mobility says it is working on a solution, starting with a revision of the procedure for mailing the traffic fines.