Under traffic violations reciprocity
agreements, non-resident drivers are treated like residents when they are stopped for a traffic offense that occurs in another jurisdiction. They also ensure that punishments such as "points" on one's license and the ensuring increase in insurance premiums follow the driver home. The general principle of such interstate, interprovincial, and/or international compacts is to guarantee the rule "one license, one record."
- The EU is working on conventions for the recognitions for license suspension and traffic violation received in another EU member country, including debt collection.
- France has an agreement with Switzerland for recognition of license points and suspension and is working on agreements with other countries, especially the UK.