Police have warned that drivers all over the country are breaking the law while defrosting cars. The warnings come as six cars were stolen in just 30 minutes on Tuesday while owners had started the engine to defrost the windows and sat in their warm homes waiting.
A police spokeswoman for Staffordshire Police warned:
Drivers should always be in control of their vehicle when the engine is running, even when they’re loading or unloading shopping or baggage.
Leaving the engine running to ‘warm up’ during the winter months not only risks having the vehicle stolen, it’s against the law.
The winter weather brings with it all kinds of driving and car related hazards, and Tuesday saw England and Wales experience the coldest night of the season with temperatures dropping as low as -9.4C.
Make sure your employees keep safe AND on the right side of the law this winter by educating them with best practice advice and pointing out the hazards of keeping toastie for those few extra minutes! Don’t make it easy for the opportunist thieves out there to get themselves an early Christmas present.