Cartell statistics on ‘clocking’ of motor vehicles

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:

Location-County Estimated Clocked Vehicles
DUBLIN 62133
CORK 26380
LIMERICK 10086
GALWAY 9905
TIPPERARY 7998
KILDARE 7552
LOUTH 7542
DONEGAL 6934
KERRY 6434
WATERFORD 5798
WESTMEATH 5621
WEXFORD 5606
MAYO 5568
MEATH 5443
CLARE 4684
KILKENNY 3949
WICKLOW 3854
CARLOW 3799
LAOIS 3169
OFFALY 2885
SLIGO 2701
CAVAN 2400
ROSCOMMON 2259
MONAGHAN 2178
LEITRIM 2082
LONGFORD 2017
Total 208978

 

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