Marston Holdings has introduced a new notice processing and enforcement service that will help councils to effectively enforce contraventions committed by foreign registered vehicles (FRVs) on British roads. These vehicles are more likely to contravene traffic and parking regulations than drivers of UK registered vehicles as well as being less likely to pay the penalty charges which they incur.
This pan European debt recovery service for councils is delivered in conjunction with ParkTrade, a Swedish technology company that is part of Marston Holdings, which has established access to many national Vehicle Licencing Agencies (VLAs). This relationship enables Marston to access European vehicle registration databases on behalf of clients to identify and process contraventions by FRVs as well as providing debt recovery services across Europe through Marston Recovery.
According to Marston Holdings: “Many penalty charge notices are simply written off by councils as it is often impossible to trace the owners of FRVs and, even when they can be traced, there is no legal process by which they can be made to pay civil penalties. As well as protecting revenue for local authorities, this service sends out a message to foreign and UK drivers alike that the rules apply to everyone.”
Using this service, councils no longer need to write off all debt incurred by FRVs from many European countries for parking, moving traffic, clean air and low emission zone contraventions.