In an attempt to clamp down on the rise in the numbers taking to the roads without insurance, Gardaí will be able to use handheld devices to instantly tell whether a vehicle is insured. Experts estimate there are around 150,000 uninsured drivers on Irish roads.
In today’s news reports, we are being told that a new database of rogue drivers could be completed by the end of the year. This means that Gardaí will be able to scan a number plate to see if a vehicle is insured when they check a car on the roadside. The new system will be linked to the database of uninsured drivers.