Over 88,000 vehicles ‘clocked’ in Dublin and Cork
Last week Used Car History Check expert Cartell published statistics on the prevalence of vehicle ‘clocking’ in Ireland (the practice of altering a vehicle’s odometer) with a county-by-county breakdown. We’re delighted that the story has received considerable attention in local and national media outlets.
The Sun Newspaper, for instance, gave the matter extensive coverage in yesterday’s edition. The article, written by journalist Mark May, quoted a spokeswoman for Enda Kenny saying that FG in government will ‘investigate the practice’ primarily as this is ‘a road safety issue’. The article also quoted Tommy Broughan TD for Labour as saying that if Labour are elected to Government the issue is something ‘they intend to change’.
The Cartell study shows there are an estimated 208,978 ‘clocked’ vehicles on the roads in Ireland today. We also announced that the National Mileage Register (www.nmr.ie) has reached over 4 million unique mileage readings. The Register was set up four years ago as an initiative to compliment the vehicle history checking service which we supply to consumers – both in the car trade and private.
Mileage readings for the National Mileage Register are uploaded daily from a variety of sources. Jeff Aherne, Director of Cartell, was quoted as saying:
“One thing we’re delighted about is the interest ordinary members of the public have in preventing vehicle clocking and the volume of records the Register has achieved in a relatively short space of time. As support for the venture grows we anticipate the number of readings will rapidly increase over the coming months and years. Cars are an expensive purchase for everyone and buying a clocked vehicle is something nobody wants.”
Below you will find the county-by-county breakdown of vehicle clocking in Ireland:
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