The countries of the EU have approved a rule whose purpose is to facilitate the enforcement of traffic fines imposed in a different Member State The law, on which a political agreement was reached in December and which must now be negotiated with the European Parliament, creates an electronic system of exchange of information between countries to identify the vehicle who has committed an infraction abroad.
But nevertheless, does not establish any executive mechanism to guarantee the collection of fines due to differences between the systems of the Member States.
The directive covers sanctions for speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, without a safety belt, or using a mobile phone; for breaking the signaling of the traffic lights; for driving on the shoulder or riding a motorcycle without a case. These infractions they represent more than 75% of the total, according to the Brussels data. Parking tickets are not included.
The objective of this standard is put an end to the impunity enjoyed by drivers who violate road safety regulations in another EU country other than their own, who can often avoid sanctions. In fact, lforeign drivers account for 5% of traffic but commit 15% of speeding infractions. This situation not only puts road safety at risk but also discriminates against local residents, who do have to pay all the fines imposed on them.
La norma pone en marcha un sistema electrónico de intercambio de información entre los Estados miembros para identificar al vehículo que haya cometido una infracción. «En el futuro, si te detienen o te fotografían cometiendo una de estas infracciones, la policía en el Estado miembro donde cometiste la infracción podrá localizarte y decidir cómo procesarte», the transport commissioner, Siim Kallas, highlighted in December.
Once the identification has been made, the State in which the offense was committed shall send a notification of the same to the holder of the certificate of registration in which he is informed of the details, the amount of the fine, the payment procedures and the means of appeal. However, the notification will be voluntary, the country in question will not be obliged to send it if, for example, the expenses are higher than the fine.
If an offender refuses to pay the fine, it will be up to the country where the offense was committed to decide how to act, since the rule does not establish the next steps to follow. One of the possible courses of action would be to resort to Community legislation that regulates the principle of mutual recognition of financial sanctions to guarantee collection.
The initial proposal provided that in case of non-payment, the justice of the country where the infraction had been committed could issue a decision to demand collection and ask the judge of the country of residence of the driver to execute it. But this initiative did not go ahead in the doubt of a large number of Member States on its legal basis.
Cortesia del «The world»
Information offered by CasaEnChilches.com
Finca Buenavista is located in the hamlet of Chilches, in Vélez Málaga. Located in a privileged enclave, it has 8 apartments Y 1 houses rural in full direct contact with nature. A place of rest and tranquility from which you can enjoy all the services and activities offered by a region such as La Axarquia, in the center of the Costa del Sol. Beach, sun, snow, mountain, water sports, golf, culture, gastronomy ... are some of the benefits you will have at your fingertips living in a rural environment, just fifteen minutes from Malaga and with the most enviable climate in Europe. see more
Ideally located between the beach and the countryside. Very calm, in the heart of the Axarquia, near Málaga, Vélez, Nerja and Torrox .. The Piriposa is a beautiful apartment in chaletOn private pool - shared with the owners - with everything you need to spend an excellent holiday in Chilches. See more...
Ideal for families of up to 8 people just 100 meters from Rincon de la Victoria beach full of typical Andalusian restaurants where you can enjoy the famous Spanish tapas accompanied by wine matured in the Spanish Sun. This urban Villa consists of a large living room, kitchen with pantry, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, toilet, backyard, and front yard where you can eat. Almost 200 m2 habitable.
Pfunny apartment in chalet, newly renovated, with Three bedrooms and very bright. It has a large community leisure area that has pool, barbecue and tennis court. In the apartment you will find everything you need to spend an excellent holiday in Chilches. Ideally located between the beach and the countryside. Very quiet, in the heart of the Axarquia, near Málaga, Vélez, Nerja and Torrox. Not recommended for people with disabilities. Very close to supermarkets, restaurants, the beach and a few kilometers from shopping centers. Visit the accommodation page
House "The lemon tree"
Beautiful independent house of 2 floors ideal for couples or families with children with an age from 9 years. This Andalusian style house, is distributed on two floors.
- Single house
- Pool Available
- Tennis court available
Visit the accommodation page
Vistas de Benajarafe
Vistas de Benajarafe It is a small apartment, ideal for a couple or for a small family with two children. The apartment is equipped with air conditioning, full kitchen, bathroom, one bedroom and a sofa bed for 2 additional beds. See the apartment
Rincón del Viajero, the ideal apartment for those who love to travel with or without a car, ideally located just 50 meters from the beach, perfect for those who want to enjoy a break in their annual tasks. Bus stop, supermarket a few meters away, pharmacy, tobacconist, bakery, restaurants, Chiringuitos ...
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 people
- Private garage
The Casa Andalucía It is a rental house full of charm with completely private pool that will allow you to spend a holiday full of tranquility on the Costa del Sol. This independent house is within the domains of the Finca Buenavista, ideal for a romantic couple, a small family or lovers of naturism. It is very discreet and private allows you to spend a great holiday.
More information on Casa Andalucía
The Round House is a rental house full of charm with completely private pool that will allow you to spend a holiday full of tranquility on the Costa del Sol. This independent house is within the domains of the Finca Buenavista, ideal for a romantic couple, a small family or lovers of naturism. It is very discreet and private allows you to spend a great holiday.
The Pacific Apartment, is located in Torrox, It is an accommodation that is located at street level and is located within a residential area very quiet, surrounded by gardens and Pacific.
With 2 bedrooms you can comfortably accommodate up to 5 people. Equipped with living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, winter balcony, barbecue terrace ... and a communal pool.
More information from Pacifico Apartment
House "La Fuente"
Individual house in Benalmádena!
Beautiful Independent chalet with private parking only 200 meters from the beach and the marina of Puerto Marina in Benalmádena, Costa del Sol.
Beach, sun, beach bars, restaurants, nightlife and multicultural, residential neighborhood and very quiet but in the center of Benalmadena Costa, one of the favorite destinations of visitors to the Costa del Sol.