The Commission has adopted a proposal for a Directive aimed at facilitating the cross-border prosecution of traffic offences which imperil road safety. Technical measures and legal instruments are to be put in place which will enable EU drivers to be identified and thus prosecuted for offences committed in a Member State other than the one where his or her vehicle is registered. It is hoped that this will make an appreciable difference to road safety in Europe by bringing about a positive change of behaviour in both non-resident and resident drivers.