Motor and Other Vehicles

CHAPTER 31-23.2
Tampering with Odometers

SECTION 31-23.2-1

§ 31-23.2-1. Declaration of findings and purpose.

(a) The general assembly finds:

(1) That purchasers, when buying motor vehicles, rely heavily on the odometer reading as an index of the condition and value of the vehicle;

(2) That purchasers are entitled to rely on the odometer reading as an accurate reflection of the mileage actually traveled by the vehicle;

(3) That an accurate indication of the mileage traveled by a motor vehicle, assists the purchaser in determining its safety and reliability; and

(4) That motor vehicles move in the current of interstate and foreign commerce or affect that commerce.

(b) It is therefore the purpose of this chapter to prohibit tampering with odometers on motor vehicles, to establish certain safeguards for the protection of purchasers with respect to the sale of motor vehicles having altered or reset odometers, and to create civil and criminal sanctions for the violation of the provisions of this chapter.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1972, ch. 14, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 392, § 1.)