Insurers approximately £1.44bn out of pocket due to vehicle thefts

Following last month’s revelation that 101,198 vehicles were stolen in England and Wales in 2021, we have highlighted the soaring cost to insurers: nearly £1.5 billion a year and rising. Our Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) request revealing the Home Office’s 101,198 figure has caused quite a stir. It is …

Highway Code Update

Promoting a more “mutually respectful and considerate culture of safe and effective road use that benefits all users.” Much of the new rules are common sense and likely conduct practiced by most. Most drivers are in cars – metal boxes that can accelerate quickly and travel at speeds that can …

Car Crime Conundrum

Vehicle Theft: with or without keys? A figure indicated 93% of vehicle thefts were ‘keyless’, also known as ‘relay bypass’ – source (fleetnews) : ‘The analysis also reports another annual increase in keyless car thefts, now standing at an all-time high of 93%.’ Other vehicle theft statistics (Aviva) convey: 36% …

Catalytic Converters Thefts Surge

‘the rising prices of precious metals could make you and your car a target for organised crime’. Read more: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2021/06/catalytic-converter-theft-is-up-by-more-than-100-new-which-research-reveals/ – Which? Data from 25 police forces across England, Wales and Northern Ireland obtained by consumer organisation Which? reveals incidents of catalytic convertors* thefts surged 104% between 2019 and 2020.  …