Incident involving theft of keys from tipper lorry
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ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
An incident occurred at Stratford Premix recently, when a Tipper driver delivering aggregates left his vehicle running and the cab insecure as he got the Site Supervisor to sign his delivery note. Whilst away from the vehicle, a local youth jumped into the cab and stole the ignition keys, some cash and the drivers licence. He was pursued but managed to get away with his ill gotten gains.
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LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
This incident highlights the following issues:
• Vehicles should never be left unattended with an insecure cab when the engine is running.
• Had the youth been attempting to steal the vehicle, people could well have been injured had the youth not been able to control the vehicle adequately.
• Drivers insurance will not cover vehicles left in an insecure state, especially when the keys are left in the ignition.
• If a vehicle has to be left with the engine running, a spare set of keys should be used to lock the cab to prevent unauthorised entry.
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