With the average first day of frost striking as early as 11 November in some regions of the UK, Tracker warns motorists of the perils of ‘Frost Jacking’ and urges extra vigilance when de-icing vehicle windscreens.
Over three and a half million pounds worth of stolen vehicles were recovered by Tracker between November 2019 and January 2020, the peak months for vehicle thefts and typically when frost jackers take advantage of harsh wintery mornings.
Motorists can no longer afford to be complacent about their car security. Figures published by the RAC show 150,000 vehicles had been stolen across the UK from 2018 to 2019, up 10,000 on the previous year and almost 55,000 higher than four years earlier – an increase of 56%.
Despite the rising risk of theft, 47% of motorists admit to leaving their car running unattended on frosty mornings to warm it up.