Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Sales of steering locks doubles as drivers go low-tech | Daily Mail Online

Posted by M. C. on January 5, 2018

It is car day at MCViewPoint!

Do you suppose that expensive anti-theft system you paid for will be recalled now that it is easily defeated? Likely you would get sent a (cheap) steering wheel lock.

Even then whatever loose items could still be stolen.

It is good that our government is on top of this crime thing with it’s drug wars and tens of thousands of ever more laws.

Sales of steering locks have doubled as drivers go back to basics to stay one step ahead of technologically savvy car thieves.

Motorists are being forced to rely on the low-tech devices as gangs use gadgets to nullify a car’s defences, without the owner catching on.

The amount of cars reported stolen has risen 30 per cent in the past four years, with 85,688 this year compared to 65,783 in 2013, according to data compiled by the RAC.

Mark Godfrey, a director with RAC Insurance, told the Sunday Times: ‘We fear thieves are now becoming able to defeat manufacturers’ anti-theft systems.

‘Steering wheel locks are starting to make a comeback, as they are still an effective visible deterrent.’

Thieves are making off with cars by using new devices called locking jammers, which work by blocking the signal sent to a car by its key when an owner is trying to lock it.

Another gadget used by criminals is a relay box, which searches for a signal from the key inside a driver’s house and transmits it to the second box next to the car.

The car’s locking system is tricked into thinking the car key is unlocking it, allowing access to the vehicle…

Be seeing you


I am not a number. I am a free man!-Number 6




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