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Re: How to create anti-Polish news

I suspect there's an informal policy of tolerance, which, short-term. is probably a good idea but log-term is not.

Re: How to create anti-Polish news

"In Poland the law is clear non Poles pay on the spot fines and must carry cash to pay. "

I thought that in Poland you must have your ID on you and produce this when you are stopped by Police. In the UK if you don't have your driving licence when stopped you have a few days to produce it at a Police station. By then an offender could be out of the country.

I disagree with anyone getting away without paying fines or insurance. They need to tighten up the law on foreign drivers, but doubtless they can't be bothered because at the end of the day insured drivers end up coughing up in higher premiums and it's too expensive to pursue fines abroad.

Please note that Poles should by no means be singled out as offenders. There are plenty of other nationalities, and dare I say it Brits, who don't pay their fines.

Re: How to create anti-Polish news

No in Poland Non Poles must pay on the spot.

most non English cars I see on the roads are Polish, a friend who works as a traffic warden told me it is a big problem, they were told not to bother with non UK cars as it is a waste of time.

Re: How to create anti-Polish news

sparks programme

As you can see the gov is working hard to resolve these issues....

In the uk most fines are issued based on speed cameras. That's why you could not impose on the spot fines here.

As I've said before, if they want to tackle this problem they have to ensure any car entering the UK is logged on a registered database on point of entry. They also need to introduce a europe wide road tax/insurance check. However, nobody is organised enough to maintain this.