Coming thick and fast these days, yet another "Prats of The Week" Award.
This time it goes to South Yorkshire police for their plans to report motorists to insurance companies if they leave valuables, CDs or even old coats on show in their cars.
Thus, were a theft to occur from a car and the victim had been reported as being "careless" with his stuff, the victim may well not be entitled to receive any insurance payout.
South Yorkshire Police Community Support Office have sent letters to motorists in the Doncaster area, telling them to keep valuables out of sight in their cars and warning that the police would be carrying out spot checks to make sure belongings were not left on view.
"If items are on view a form is submitted for action stating your vehicle was left in a vulnerable state. This form can then be forwarded to your insurance company for their actions.
This can result in your premiums going up or potentially your company refusing to pay out should a break-in to your vehicle occur."
Fair enough to advise people not to leave things in full view. However, reporting them to the insurance companies seems to me as though honest people are being penalised, simply because they are easier to target than criminals.
Surely if there were more police on the streets, then the number of thefts from vehicles would fall?
Or is the idea of catching criminals "too radical"?
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