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Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

Volume 702: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many breaches of the law by foreign-registered heavy goods vehicles in 2007-08 resulted either in a fixed penalty notice or a court summons; and how many of these were successfully enforced. [HL4165]

No fixed penalty notices or court summonses were issued by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) to foreign-registered heavy goods vehicle drivers in 2007-08. However, VOSA did issue some 15,000 prohibition notices to prevent continued non-compliance with the law by foreign-registered vehicles.

We have no figures for police activity, but we understand that the police do not collect separate statistics relating to nationality of offender or country of residence.