'Timely' legislation aims to reduce high number of on-farm ATV thefts
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 1 November 2023
A rural insurance company has welcomed the 'timely' introduction of new legislation aimed at preventing the theft of all terrain vehicles (ATVs).
A total of 60% of all vehicle theft claims recorded at H&H Insurance Brokers (HHIB) within the past 12 months have been in relation to ATVs.
The company said it welcomed new legislation, due to come into force in February 2024, which is specifically aimed at preventing these thefts.
The Equipment Theft (Prevention) Act 2023 will force ATV manufacturers to fit a minimum standard of immobilisers and forensic marking to all new vehicles to make them harder to steal.