EU court says cross-border enforcement law had wrong legal basis

  • May 6, 2014

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the legal basis of the directive on cross-border enforcement of traffic offences, which came into force in November, was incorrect. In a case brought by the European Commission, the court said the correct legal basis should be transport. But, given the importance of the law for road safety, the ECJ said the current rules could stay in place while a new proposal is agreed. ETSC is calling on the EU to agree a new proposal as a matter of urgency. In the meantime, the majority of countries have already transposed the rules into national law. See ECJ press release, ETSC briefing on the decision and ETSC FAQ on cross-border enforcement