THE UK tax authorities hope to make millions helping European authorities track down British drivers who have incurred fines on holiday.
Most victims are likely to be families returning from holidays in Spain and France unaware they have committed an offence.
Brits on holiday in Spain can be hit with fines for speeding, parking offences and not wearing a seatbelt.
It is estimated that British motorists cough up €950,000 a year to pay for European penalty tickets.
Meanwhile, 2,500 Brits a month are being contacted with fines after they return home from trips to European destinations such as Spain.
“There is nothing worse than having a penalty notice follow you home from abroad,” said a spokesman from the AA.
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