Exchange of information on traffic violations among EU countries to improve

News article 27.03.2014 15.05 fi sv en

Speeding (Photo: Rodeo)

The Government is proposing the confirmation of an amendment to the Road Transport Act, which improves exchange of information on traffic offences and violations.

The legislation is to come into effect on 14 April 2014.

The police will be able to send the owner of a vehicle registered in another EU country, or the person in whose possession of the car or a temporary user of the car a notice on violations such as exceeding the speed limit, driving while intoxicated, or running a red light.

The notice should contain information on matters such as the location and time of the violation, the vehicle itself, and the possible punishment that may result.