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Police clampdown on foreign drivers who flout law

The drivers of foreign and unregistered vehicles who break the law are to be targeted in a crackdown

The drivers of foreign and unregistered vehicles who break the law are to be targeted in a crackdown

THE drivers of foreign and unregistered vehicles who break the law are to be targeted in a crackdown.

Hundreds of motorists are getting away with ignoring speed cameras or red lights because officers are unable to identify who is behind the wheel of their vehicles.

This is because the vehicles are carrying foreign plates or the owners are not listed on the DVLA database.

Sussex police is now setting up a list of unregistered and foreign-registered vehicles whose drivers have committed offences.

Officers will be scrambled to stop them if they are seen.

If vehicles on the list pass a police patrol, their numberplates will be scanned and officers will be alerted to stop them.

And if they pass a fixed police camera, officers can be alerted to go to the area to intercept them.

PC Andrew Huggett said: ‘The hotlist will mean unregistered or foreign-registered vehicles that have got away with offences will be stopped and the drivers questioned.’

Visit operationcrackdown.co.uk.

 

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