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http://news.msn.co.nz/worldnews/8911911/mother-battles-carjacker-to-win-back-her-audi

Woman tackles bloke trying to steal her car.

The police give warnings every winter when people switch cars on to let them defrost before going to work - loads get pinched apparently.

It's on the daily mail site too but this is an alternative link to the story.
A comment there says something about why risk your life for something that is insured... Well is it insured against theft if you've left the keys in?

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Well that's Manchester for you! I don't even bother to lock my car! My one time GF lived in south Manchester and she was always having cars stolen! Amd they weren't even very good cars!

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Generally no they are not.

Insurers will not pay out for theft where vehicles are left unattended with the keys in....

That said it is also an offence under the Road traffic acts to leave a vehicle with its engine running and unattended. (There are exclusions for this but only where plant is fitted to the vehicle). So rest assured Mr Plod will quickly lose interest when he finds out the circumstances.

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Generally no they are not.

Insurers will not pay out for theft where vehicles are left unattended with the keys in....

That said it is also an offence under the Road traffic acts to leave a vehicle with its engine running and unattended. (There are exclusions for this but only where plant is fitted to the vehicle). So rest assured Mr Plod will quickly lose interest when he finds out the circumstances.

Presumably that is only on a public road, not a private drive..

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