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Traffic Penalties (Diplomatic Missions)

Volume 773: debated on Friday 22 November 1968

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department which are the countries whose diplomats have declined to pay traffic penalties in the Metropolitan area; and on how many occasions.

During the first ten months of 1968 there were 12,566 cases in which members of Diplomatic Missions did not respond to a fixed penalty notice issued under Section 80 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967. Particulars are as follows:

Afghanistan38
Algeria13
Argentine115
Australia43
Austria11
Bahrain1
Barbados4
Belgium96
Bolivia1
Botswana9
Bulgaria193
Burma62
Cambodia2
Cameroon44
Canada53
Ceylon151
China2
Colombia27
Democratic Republic of the Congo411
Costa Rica1
Cuba37
Cyprus233
Czechoslovakia283
Denmark17
Dominican Republic3
Ecuador58
E1 Salvador2
Ethiopia79
Finland31
France131
Gambia1
Federal Republic of Germany140
Ghana736
Greece492
Guatemala1
Guyana24
Haiti47
Honduras1
Hungary681
Iceland3
India98
Indonesia65
Iran166
Iraq141
Republic of Ireland145
Israel77
Italy46
Ivory Coast356
Jamaica351
Japan14
Jordan120
Kenya64
Korea20
Kuwait352
Laos1
Lebanon24
Liberia75
Libya33
Luxembourg1
Malagasy Republic8
Malawi16
Malaysia241
Malta19
Mauritius5
Mexico168
Morocco95
Nepal1
Netherlands31
New Zealand13
Nicaragua7
Nigeria802
Norway29
Pakistan154
Panama27
Paraguay9
Peru159
Philippines6
Poland950
Portugal24
Qatar1
Rumania62
Saudi Arabia495
Senegal181
Sierra Leone189
Singapore24
Somalie Republic8
South Africa10
Spain20
Sudan68
Sweden9
Switzerland17
Thailand32
Trinidad and Tobago3
Tunisia61
Turkey564
Uganda583
U.S.S.R92
United Arab Republic238
U.S.A90
Uruguay37
Venezuela63
Vietnam20
Yemen3
Yugoslavia103
Zambia403
Total12,566