The majority of motorists do not trust the police to recover a stolen vehicle according to a new survey by online car servicing provider Servicing Stop.
It was revealed that one in six motorists have had their car stolen and that the public faith in the police was at an all-time low. The results showed 54% were unsure if the police could recover a stolen vehicle while 10% thought the police could successfully locate a car taken illegally.
Car theft is a concern among more than 20% of motorists who said having their car stolen is the thing they worry about the most. Advanced technology will enhance security systems but 55% worry that cars being given internet access and connectivity increases the risk of car-hacking.
Chief executive and founder of Servicing Stop, Oly Richmond, said: “We hear of carjackings, car thefts, break-ins and other horrendous crimes that happen to our cars every day, but to think one in six of us have fallen victim to it is disheartening. With newer security technology currently being developed by the automotive industry, our cars are becoming smarter and more resistant to thieves. Hopefully, in the years to come car theft will be eradicated completely.”
Servicing Stop survey results