Motor vehicles are the primary mode of transportation for most Americans, and often, an indispensable part of their lives. They are used for a myriad of reasons, including going to work, school and the grocery store. But what would happen if that vehicle suddenly disappeared? Many would find it difficult, if not impossible, to take care of even the simplest everyday errands.
|REDUCING MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
Insurance and rental/leasing companies are vital partners with consumers and law enforcement in reducing the number of vehicle thefts every year and decreasing overall losses from vehicle theft. This fact sheet summarizes NHTSA's key insights from the most recent reports and arms companies, citizens and law enforcement with the information they need to educate people in their communities and to promote vehicle theft prevention. Read the full report here.
|A MOTOR VEHICLE IS STOLEN EVERY 43 SECONDS IN THE UNITED STATES.
The top ten reported stolen vehicles from NHTSA's 2008 theft rate data compilation are:
|DID YOU KNOW?
|USE COMMON SENSE WHEN PARKING AND EXITING YOUR VEHICLE.
|WE ARE ALL SUSCEPTIBLE TO VEHICLE THEFT.
The ten (10) U.S. States with the most stolen vehicles are:
|THIEVES WANT PARTS AND VALUABLE ITEMS, TOO.
Radios and wheel covers aren't the only popular stolen vehicle parts thieves take. They want whatever sells, from the mandated labeled parts to those that aren't. Among some of the most popular parts or items left in vehicles are: engine, transmission, air bags, radios, GPS units, iPods, laptops, and purses.