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Speed Limits: Fixed Penalties

Home Office written question – answered on 28th November 2014.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that penalties for speeding are enforced against drivers from overseas; and what her policy is on the introduction of on-the-spot fines for speeding.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Enforcement of road traffic legislation is an operational matter for the police. The police are able to issue all motorists on the roads with fixed penalty notices for speeding. Motorists who cannot provide a verified UK address can be required to make an on-the-spot roadside payment, also known as a fixed penalty deposit.

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