Car insurance: Motorists urged to help wipe out vehicle crime

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

A campaign by neighbourhood policing teams in West Yorkshire could help reduce the number of car insurance claims in the area.

Officers are hoping to wipe out the theft of satnavs by giving away cloths, in a bid to encourage motorists to remove sucker marks from their windscreens.

The police will be handing out the items outside Morrisons supermarket in Bramley, Leeds, tomorrow.

Sergeant Paul Cliffe, who is in charge of the campaign, said motorists needed to start wiping away suction marks and taking satnavs with them when leaving cars parked up.

He acknowledged it may take drivers a bit longer to set the device up when they returned.

"But that is nothing against the cost and inconvenience of having your car broken into," he added.

Earlier this month, West Yorkshire police advised motorists who want to continue to qualify for cheap car insurance to resist the temptation to drink-drive this Christmas.

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