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|Community legislation on driving licences

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LEGAL COOPERATION IN CRIMINAL MATTERS

Convention on driving disqualifications of 17 June 1998

1. Objective

This convention aims at creating a binding legal framework between Member States in order to ensure that drivers disqualified from driving in a Member State other than the country of normal residence do not avoid the effects of the disqualification by leaving the Member State where the offence was committed (indeed the licence in such cases must be returned to the driver when he leaves the country of the offence).

2. European Union measure

  • Convention on Driving Disqualifications (OJ N° C 216 of 10 July 1998 p 2)
    It shall be noted that this Convention, although signed on 17 June 1998, has not yet entered into force.
     
  • Explanatory report on the Convention on driving disqualifications of 24 June 1999 (OJ N° C 211 of 23 July 1999 p 1)

3. Content

  • Article 1 of the Convention defines the terms "driving disqualification", "State of the offence", "State of residence" and "motor vehicle". 
  • According to Article 3 the State of the offence is obliged to notify the central authorities of the State of residence of any driving disqualification imposed for an offence arising from conduct referred to in the Convention. 
  • the State of residence shall give effect to the decision imposing disqualification from driving taken in the State of the offence by directly executing that decision, by executing it via a judicial or administrative decision or by converting the decision into a judicial or administrative decision (Article 4)

 

última actualización: 03-02-2009