Warning over leaving cars unattended

Guardian News
Guardian News

As the icy mornings continue South Yorkshire Police are urging motorists not to leave vehicles unattended with the engine running.

Vehicles are being stolen while left unsupervised, as drivers are warming them up before starting their journey, enticing opportunistic thieves.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Singleton, said: “It may be tempting to leave your car running to allow it to defrost before starting your journey but this makes the car vulnerable to being stolen, particularly as exhaust fumes coming from standing vehicles are more obvious in the cold weather.”

“You don’t only run the risk of your vehicle being stolen but you may also lose the right to make an insurance claim because leaving the keys in the ignition could invalidate your insurance.”