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    Quote BBC News:
    "Thousands of foreign drivers have escaped punishment in the last year despite being caught speeding, North Wales Police have revealed.
    In a reply to a Freedom of Information request, the force said 3,536 offences were recorded by cameras in the last 12 months - up 2,146 on the previous year.
    They were not punished because police cannot send a notice of intended prosecution within the required time."


    Annoying - how is this fair to British drivers? Cancel all UK driver speeding fines in that case. Have the same rules for everyone.

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    We all knew it happens, just not the scale of it.

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    Yep i requested the same information from the Northampshire Police Force 2 years ago and it makes horrendous reading. Several hundred offenses were committed by diplomats, in Northamptonshire??? Because they are diplomats there are free from prosecution. Plus several hundred more where let off because they are foreign nationals and cannot be found. Says it all really, if you are legal IE have a home address, tax and insurance you get done. Not legal and you get away with it. It seems the Police will only chase the legal ones which really is wrong as its the illegal ones that are likely to have the accidents!
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    I don't think the article says that any of them were illegally driving here per se, just speeding offences weren't followed up on.

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