"the Parliamentary trafikutskott considering to request a quick bill from the government to make it a criminal offense to cut the miles on a car, that is to say, to manipulate the meter, which will show how far the car has gone."
"It's not illegal to manipulate the meter now," says Jens Holm, chairman of the board (V) in the trafikutskottet and the one who put forward the proposal if it utskottsinitiativ that is supposed to gain momentum on the government and which the committee agrees."
"Holm says that the intention to start with is to call to the minister of infrastructure Tomas Eneroth (S) and the agency for to hear about and how they work with the issue. The answers will determine if the committee should implement the initiative in a formal and harsh demands on the Eneroth, a notice with the requirement to deliver a bill."
"Jens Holm describing the problem as a whole."
"– It can be about tens of thousands of cars rolling on our roads with manipulated meters, " says Holm, and adds to it, not least, makes it possible for a seller to require a much higher price than if the car's meter showed the right mileage."
"Holm says that there is a known phenomenon that the second-hand volvo cars are exported and sold in the Netherlands with much lower specified mileage than the real one."
"Tomas Eneroth suggests that he thinks that the committee might go a little fast forward. He expects that the transport agency is working with the issue and may need a little more time. He points out that he himself, then, with only a few weeks on the ministerstolen, answered riksdagsfrågor from Holm and Anders Åkesson, vice-president (C) in the trafikutskottet, in the same subject."
"I am prepared to act and take action if necessary," said Eneroth to the TT."
"He signals that a problem may arise if you criminalise change of meter is that it can complicate motor replacement. He recalls that the mileage is also recorded at control inspections."