Car insurance: Motorists urged to use common sense to beat thieves

Saturday, 06 February 2010

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There are a number of steps car insurance customers can take to minimise the chances of their vehicle being targeted by thieves.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is urging drivers to use common sense to protect themselves and their vehicles, including making sure that any valuables are completely out of sight.

The authority said that criminals manage to enter a quarter of cars because the owners have failed to lock the windows and doors and warned motorists that a blas? attitude to safety could come back to haunt them.

It comes after the GMP launched Operation Thunder in Salford last month to tackle vehicle crime, with the figure slashed by 41 per cent compared to January 2009.

"The figures for the first month are encouraging and we are determined to bring them down even further," superintendent Annette Anderson said.

Previous advice for car insurance customers from Greater Manchester Police include ensuring that marks left on windows by satnavs are be wiped off.ADNFCR-3010-ID-19599598-ADNFCR

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