NMR update from Cartell June 2010

I have just uploaded a nice batch of mileage data containing over 135,000 individual records collected from vehicles during May and early June. As of June 15th 2010 at 2pm the total number of readings on the National Mileage Register is now 3,274,775. I wonder if the NMR will reach 4 million readings by the end of the 2010…

Having Ireland’s largest database of mileage readings is an excellent way to assist in the detection and prevention of odometer tampering.  However, this is not a perfect world and initiatives such as the NMR are only half the solution. Sadly Irish legislation is lacking when it comes to deterring those that would profit from the misfortune of others, even when caught. At the present time it is not a crime to clock a vehicle in Ireland. Every day the NMR is used to identify clocked cars for sale and those caught red-handed need only give an undertaking not to clock cars in the future.

Thankfully there are companies such as Cartell that are seeking to stop this practice and make clocking illegal. Cartell has proposed legislation that will make the act of tampering with an odometer for commercial gain a criminal offence in Ireland. We would hope that harsher penalties for clocking will deter those that would compromise road safety for a fast buck.

Note: If you’ve noticed a jump in the total mileage readings since the May 5th update there is a very simple reason for this, we’ve had to withhold an update originally scheduled for release on May 11th. Hopefully it should be cleared by the PTB for blogging in the very near future..

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  1. Raymond M
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Nice article. It is good to see that someone is trying to stop car clocking.
    One thing bugs me, what is the “PTB” is it a government dept?

  2. Posted June 24, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    Hi Raymond,
    Thanks for the comment. The PTB are not a Gov. Dept. but an acronym of “Powers That Be”, i.e. Management. Here is the etymology of PTB, however, you would have to thank Joss Whedon for its more recent popularity!