New Handheld Devices

New Handheld Devices Can Tell If Cars Are Insured

Elaine Stenson
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Gardaí will be able to use handheld devices to instantly tell whether a vehicle is insured.

According to the Irish Independent, a new ‘hotlist’ of rogue drivers could be rolled out by the end of the year, which will mean officers 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 a database of uninsured drivers.

The move is an attempt to clamp down on the rise in the numbers taking to the roads without insurance – experts estimate there are around 150,000 uninsured drivers.

The CEO of the Road Safety Authority Moya Murdoch says it’s welcome news.