Motorists warned over car safety

DEARNE motorists who leave their vehicles unattended with the engine running are easy targets for theives, South Yorkshire Police have warned.

A number of cars have been stolen while left unsupervised, as drivers are warming their vehicles up in the cold weather before starting their journey.

Inspector Craig Clifton, of the Roads Policing Group, said: “You don’t only run the risk of your vehicle being stolen but you may also lose the right to make an insurance claim because leaving the keys in the ignition could invalidate your insurance. Plan your journey with extra time to defrost your vehicle without leaving it unattended.”