Foreign drivers no longer immune to UK fines

In a bid to crack down on migrants avoiding tax and motoring fines, border officials are set to pass on details of foreign vehicles to police in six counties as well as the DVLA.  

The pilot scheme is expected to be announced by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin this evening. It has been designed to close a loophole which currently allows 100,000 foreign-registered drivers to avoid paying tax and fines in the UK each year, costing an estimated £20 million.

Details of foreign-registered vehicles are routinely recorded on the way into and out of the country but until now have not been passed on to the DVLA or police.

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