Law and enforcement

Strong and well-thought out road safety laws are vital to improving road safety in any country. Use this page to browse developments in road safety legislation worldwide.

EU urged to fast-track revised law on cross-border enforcement of traffic rules
European Commission, 18/07/14

Proposals to enforce traffic fines for EU drivers who break traffic laws while in a different country to their own.

Brake supports proposed penalty point increase for risky mobile phone use
Transport Secretary, UK, 16/07/14

The UK government is considering doubling the points penalty for using a mobile phone while driving.

Strengthening road safety legislation: a practice and resource manual for countries
World Health Organisation, 02/09/13

A manual to help decision-makers strengthen road safety laws in their countries is launched.

Amendments to fixed penalty notices for motoring offences in the UK
Department for Transport, UK, 05/06/13

Fixed penalty notices for careless driving offences, and an increase in fines to £100 for offences including mobile phone use and speeding, are to be introduced in the UK.

India cabinet approves major increase in traffic fines
Indian Government, 09/03/12

Traffic fines will be increased by up to five times in India.

Banned drivers targeted in international agreement
Northern Ireland Executive, UK & Ireland, 09/11/09

Driver disqualification for certain offences including drink and drug-driving will be transferrable between the UK and Ireland from February 2010.

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