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Reperage Boomerang launches for the third time this month the vehicles of flight outreach to educate the public on how to properly protect his vehicle
Consumers across the Quebec still continue to pay the price for the problem of vehicle theft. That is why Reperage Boomerang, a leader in Canada in stolen vehicle recovery, launched for the third time in July, the month of awareness stolen vehicles to provide drivers with valuable information on how to properly protect themselves.
Professional thieves today are using new methods
From recent statistics published by Statistics Canada demonstrate that 12000 vehicles have disappeared in Canada in 2008, one every four minutes, confirming that the vehicle theft remains an expensive crime for every driver on the road.
The vehicle theft rate in Montreal is 30% superior to the national average and 50 vehicles per day are stolen in the streets of Montreal. Alarmingly, Canada Insurance Bureau reported that 2 of 3 stolen vehicles in the Montreal region are not recovered. This is due largely to the fact that the majority of vehicle theft is the practice of professional thieves.
Peter Lambrinakos, Commander of Police of the City of Montreal Department, noted that the thieves are using new ways to steal cars. Some organizations remove the lock on the door of the vehicle, connect a computer to the engine control module, extract the vehicle”s information, call the lock and exit the vehicle. With this information in hand, thieves can easily make a copy of the key and can steal the vehicle when they please. Other thieves leave has the luxury car looking through the classified ads on the Internet. They then called the owner for an appointment, make a road test with the car and steals. Concluded Commander Lambrinakos.
The thieves also target more often the commercial vehicles sport, according to Marc Moreau, Corporal of the National Team of Investigations Port. We find a lot of Toyota, BMW and Mercedes stolen from containers that are to be exported to South Africa and Eastern Europe. On average, we find between 80 and 100 vehicles per month. Has said Mr. Moreau.
The reality of the vehicles stolen
A resident of Montreal, Mireille Alvo, has recently suffered the theft of its new Toyota Matrix just three months after she had achetee. After having a station like every day his car in the parking lot of his work, it has returned in late afternoon to find his empty parking space and found his car. It was horrible. You feel attacked. It”s just a car and it”s ca reality, but it is not just about losing a car but also a sense of confidence. I have to continue to park in this parking has all day, so I had to regain confidence in this environment. She says.
The consequences of theft
While it is true that most insurance policies cover loss of a vehicle, drivers should expect to pay at least $ 500 out of pocket expenses related to flight as the volatilized items in the vehicle , loss of use of vehicle, loss of the initial deposit, car rental fees and eventual increased insurance premiums on a replacement vehicle. The prevalence of flight vehicles and its consequences are real for every driver. While many drivers may believe that vehicle theft is a problem that will never happen to them, it is unfortunately not always the case. Commented Scott Nilson, Boomerang Reperage Director General. Every driver has a hand to play in order to stop the theft of vehicles: it is essential that consumers play a proactive role in order to protect themselves. We believe the driver uses more protective layers over his vehicle will be in safety.
For Mrs. Alvo, it is not only the vehicle she lost. I had a lot of personal CD that had been made there are 10 or 15 years. These are not things that I can replace because they were made by people who were in my life at the time. I felt a sense of aggression as if someone entered your home. Trust again is a very difficult thing to do.
The need to protect
The Police of the City of Montreal Department recommends the following safety tips for the protection of privacy and the prevention of theft:
– Park your car in a well lit place
– Lock all doors of your vehicle
– Install anti-starter and a steering wheel lock
– Install a Boomerang vehicle tracking system
– Equip your vehicle with an alarm system
– Use parts of marking material
– Do not leave anything in your vehicle has seen including cellular, computer or handbag
Also during the month of July, Reperage Boomerang will update its YouTube channel with the testimony of three parts of the Montreal resident who experienced the theft of his vehicle. The first part of today can be viewed on the www.youtube.com/boomerangtracking.
Actual results of
Since its inception in 1995, Reperage Boomerang repere nearly 000 vehicles representing a value of over 350 million, including incidental REPERAGES.
To educate the Quebec population to theft of vehicles, Reperage Boomerang has published the guide protection against theft of vehicles on the tracks. It includes an overview of the state of vehicle theft in Canada and the four ways of prevention against theft. An electronic version is available on the www.reperageboomerang.com/connaissance
Check the protection guide against theft of your vehicle