In the July integrated transport white paper the Government pledged to tackle vehicle crime with a number of new initiatives. The campaign for vehicle security improvements comes as the What Car? annual security survey revealed that of 75 S-registered cars tested just five - the Jaguar XJ8, BMW 523i Touring, BMW 735i, the yet-to-be launched BMW 318i and the Volvo C70 - passed Home Office guidelines which require a vehicle's locking system to resist attack from a thief for two minutes.
Home Office Minister Alun Michael said: 'I am disappointed to see that some manufacturers still do not attach enough importance to perimeter security. Improving the quality of door locks is a matter that needs to be addressed with some urgency.'