Industry plans to cut theft of motorcycles

MCE Insurance

Industry bodies from the motorcycle sector have teamed up to create a scheme intending to make it harder for criminals to steal bikes and to stop them selling them on illegally.

With motorbikes four times more likely to be stolen then cars this scheme will officially security mark bikes - a motorcycle and scooter security marking and registration programme. It has been developed in conjunction with the police authorities and datatag and has the backing of the major manufactures in the battle to reduce crime and to keep brits riding. The launch of this will surely be welcomed by riders across the country concerned about the safety of their bikes.

The Motorcycle Industry Association has stressed how important this could be for the industry as 40 percent of crime victims leave the biking community for good.

This is thought to reduce crime rates overall according to the motorcycle industry association as marking becomes more common in the coming years. Roughly 26,000 bikes were stolen in the UK in 2009 and only a handful of them ever got recovered as criminal techniques developed, so the launch of this scheme cannot come quick enough for the motorcycle community.

18.09.12 - Adam Hale

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