THIRD OF DRIVERS WOULD CHALLENGE A THIEF STEALING THEIR CAR
by Content Team |
posted 15 November 2021
Over a third (34%) of drivers would challenge a thief trying to steal their car (men 43% and women 25%); and nearly one in ten (9%) would like to be able to take drastic action to protect their car, e.g., putting an electric shock device on the door to stop thieves (men 10% v women 7%).
The Opinium survey of 2,000 UK drivers by InsuretheGap has found that over one in ten (12%) drivers are more worried about car theft than they used to be and are concerned about buying a car that is attractive to thieves (13%).
Over one in three (38%) are also very careful about where they park their car in public, and one in six (17%) will check on their car regularly when at home. 8% have installed CCTV / video doorbell to monitor their car.
7% of drivers say car theft is a big problem in their area, with 5% using a wheel lock to stop thieves and 6% keeping their car keys in an obvious place in the house so if someone is determined to steal the car, they can, rather than risk the house’s occupants. However, one in five drivers (20%) admit to leaving their car unlocked by accident; a home goal for car thieves.
Only 9% never worry about their car being stolen, and this is because they say their car is an old banger.