Monday, July 29, 2013 - 04:29
Action Against Not-Paying Diplomats
Diplomats who don’t pay their traffic and parking fines should not be able to keep their CD registration. This is a plea of CDA MP Peter Omtzigt and The Hague councilor Cees Flitter (CDA). It is according to the CDA politicians the best solution to force the diplomats to pay their fines, reported the AD. In 2012, in The Hague, a total of 1095 parking tickets were issued to the holder of a car with CD number plates. In 454 cases only, the penalty was paid. There is still an open amount of 40,000 euro. Payment can not be enforced because of the diplomatic immunity of diplomats. Omtzigt and Flitter think that this is inappropriate because, in fact, diplomats, under the Vienna Convention, must comply with local laws and regulations.