EUCARIS has got both social and financial benefits.
First of all EUCARIS n to the prevention, detection and prosecution of violations of law. In 2008 4.7 million cars were checked before re-registration in another country. **** inquiries let to a "hit", because the car turned out to be stolen, should have been scrapped, etc. EUCARIS thus helps to contribute to a safer society.
Also, ***** trafic fines were exchanged between The Netherlands and Germany alone. Since speeding is a severe threat to road safety, EUCARIS also helps making our roads safer by prosecuting foreign offenders on our motorways.
The system also plays a part in keeping the national vehicle and driving licence records accurate and up-to-date. The quick exchange of data increases the efficiency, efficacy and accuracy of administrative procedures and the registers. The strength of EUCARIS lies in the quick, interactive, exchange of data; this is crucial in the fight against car theft, registration and document fraud. The decentral registers show the original details; where documents can be forged, the register cannot. Direct access to the registers of participant countries ensures that up-to-date information is obtained.
Last but not least, EUCARIS also brings financial benefits to governements. Because one single network with national contact points is used, no new systems and networks have to be developped and no new hardware has to be bought. The complete management and development of EUCARIS costs to more than 375.000 euro per year. These costs are shared by already 21 countries, making EUCARIS a cheap system that doesn't waste any tax money.