Don’t leave insurance information in cars

Shawnigan Lake – I have just read the article in which RCMP are advising residents of a theft from a vehicle in Mill Bay, and reminding people not to leave keys and other valuables in plain sight in vehicles. While I certainly agree with this advice I would like to take it a step further. I do believe it is time to stop the practice of keeping insurance papers in vehicles.

In the case of a break in the thief is provided with an address and if you have left the keys or garage door opener in the vehicle instant access to your home. If all the required information can be put on a card for driver’s licence, social insurance, Care Card, bank and credit cards I fail to see why the same thing cannot be applied to vehicle insurance.

Ann Mitchell

Shawnigan Lake