Cartell Welcomes Swift Action on Vehicle Write Offs

PRESS RELEASE

Vehicle History Expert Cartell.ie today (16 January) commends the Government for swift action on the issue of regulation of vehicle write offs. Earlier this month (January 6) Cartell issued a Press Release which estimated that at least 6 deaths occur per annum in vehicles which were previously written off.

Following from the success of our campaign to see the introduction of an offence of “clocking” – introduced last night as an amendment to the Road Traffic (No. 2) Bill 2013 – Cartell welcomes the news that the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Dr. Varadkar, is set to introduce “Death Certificates” for vehicles written off as the result of collision damage and is set to appoint the Road Safety Authority to oversee a new process of independently verifying repaired vehicles before they are returned to the roads.

Jeff Aherne, Director, Cartell.ie, says:

“We are delighted the Government is acting swiftly on this issue and appears set to ensure the Road Safety Authority oversees a new process to independently verify repair work to vehicles before they are put back on the road. A mandatory notification procedure, placing on a legislative footing an obligation on all insurers to register write-offs with the Government, or the RSA, is required as a matter of urgency to ensure our roads are cleaned up.”

In 2010, Cartell launched the Motor Insurance Anti Fraud and Theft Register (MIAFTR) which stores details from Irish insurers on vehicles written off in the Republic of Ireland as well as permitting Irish customers to track vehicles written off in the United Kingdom. This was the world’s first cross border write off database.

 

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For further information please contact John Byrne (Cartell.ie) on + 087 4199018 or email john@cartell dot ie or check out www.cartell.ie for further information

 

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