While it may be stating the obvious when suggesting that it is unwise to leave your keys in the car, a further salutary lesson has been dished out by a number of court decisions in upholding the refusal of Insurance Companies to pay out on the theft of vehicles where the Insured had not removed the keys.

You may never have left your keys in the ignition but how often have you thrown them on the dashboard or under the mat ?

Generally an Insurer will be justified in refusing such claims as the leaving of the ignition key in a car  has been found to be reckless and a failure to take all reasonable steps to safeguard the vehicle.keys in ignition

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