QUAD BIKES AND ATVS ARE INCREASINGLY BEING TARGETED BY THIEVES
It has been reported that there has been a national surge in the theft of quad bikes and ATVs. Rural insurer NFU Mutual have reported that areas in the North and South-West England have been particularly targeted in recent months.
CITS is echoing the advice given by the police and rural insurers to the farming community to review their security arrangements. Quad bikes and ATVs are difficult to identify as they do not have registration plates; and their size makes it easy for them to be transported around the country. As a result, these types of farming equipment have an immediate market in which thieves can sell them on – whether as a whole vehicle or sold as spare parts.
Farmers may wish to follow CITS’ Best Practice advice and review existing security measures they have in place for these high value items. They could also consider contacting a reputable after-market security supplier to use technology which may have a positive effect on their annual insurance premiums. The farmer’s insurer may recommend a particular supplier.