Up to quarter of a million Britons face driving fines

France issued nearly 250,000 requests to the UK for information on the owners of vehicles caught by speed cameras or other devices in the six months after an exchange agreement came into force.

The details seek to identify vehicles caught on camera in France since January this year but also include a stock of vehicle details gathered by French authorities before that date.

A spokesman for the road safety department of France’s interior ministry said: “I can’t say when the stock was started, but I expect it covers the months before the exchange came into force.

“As we get information from the UK, we ...

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