25 May 2018

MEPs want 'clocking' to be EU criminal offence

Tampering with odometers — known as 'clocking' — occurs in up to 50pc of used cars across the EU, according to MEPs, writes Brian Byrne. And they want it stopped.

In a vote scheduled for next Thursday, they will look for EU wide tougher measures to deal with the fraud, to promote road safety and ensure that buyers aren't deceived.

The MEPs say that car companies 'should improve technical solutions' to prevent tampering, and it should be recognised across the EU as a criminal offence.