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Tough new powers to make UK roads safer

1 April 2009

We welcome the new powers to ensure that all drivers, including from outside the UK , who break the rules of the road face tough new penalties which come into force today. Under the new laws drivers - including hauliers - living outside the UK will no longer be able to escape the penalties faced by UK offenders.

These powers will significantly enhance programmes such as initiatives by VOSA and the Highways Agency (HA) which won a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in 2007.